Do you want to find easy and silly ways to teach your kid about opposites? There are so many little silly holidays now days which can be fun to celebrate like National Pizza day or Doughnut day. Did you know there is actually an Opposite Day Holiday? The nice thing about this holiday, and the is it doesn’t matter if you celebrate on the “official” day which is January 25th. You can celebrate Opposite Day whenever you want to bring a little fun into your families day or help teach your child about opposites. Here are some fun opposite day craft and activities.
We started off by dressing the opposite of how we normally would. It has been a freezing cold winter here, so we broke out our summer clothes and wore them for the day. We stayed indoors, of course!
Next for lunch, we ate a dessert as our first course. My daughter was ecstatic about this, who wouldn’t love dessert first?
To explore Opposites, we made these opposite emotions paper plate face masks. They made a happy/silly face and then they made a sad/mad/mean face.
To make opposite masks you’ll need:
I let them have free range on how they wanted to decorate their masks. They glued the eyes on and drew the faces according to the emotions we were talking about
Lastly, we had breakfast for dinner! I am in on anything that give us an excuse to have pancakes or waffles for dinner. My daughter thought so too.
Other ideas to celebrate Opposite Day are:
- Let you children say the opposite of everything they mean for the day
- Read a book backwards
- Make an opposites collage
- Switch roles. Have your kids be take on the role of parent by cooking dinner or by roleplaying for smaller children.
- Opposite Wet and Dry Sensory Bin
I hope you had fun celebrating Opposite Day. If you missed it, do not despair! Just simply pick a day and declare it Opposite Day. Your family will have a blast, I guarantee it! Be sure to check back and help in celebrating with us Tell a Fairy Tale Day which is on February 26th!
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