Cook with your kids. When they cook with you they learn a valuable life skill, they learn fractions, and they learn the importance of following directions. When you are baking deliberately misplace a certain measuring cup you’ll need so you can teach fractions. If the recipe calls for a 1/2 cup then use a 1/4 cup instead and teach that two 1/4 cups equal a half. Teach teaspoons and tablespoons also.
I really do like my in-laws. This was just such a great idea I had to try it out on them. I used Washable Dry Erase markers to sketch hats, glasses, etc. on my in-laws. You can also make your family seasonal. Winter scenes. Halloween drawings of spiders and scary faces. Valentines day hearts. The ideas are endless.
Alphabet Bingo is a fun way to learn letters. When I’ve read about teaching your children the alphabet experts say that it is important to show the uppercase and lowercase letters together and mix them up since children memorize their order.
Tip: Don’t use animal crackers like I did, unless you want the game to go on forever since the Bingo pieces disappear.
Learning about different occupations is a fun way for kids to learn about what different people do for a living. You can base it on your child’s interests. My son loves cats. Don’t ask me why since we have dogs, but he loves visiting the vet’s office in town to see the cats. You can play veterinarian to “sick” stuffed animals (or live ones if your pets are tolerant of small children). If possible, see if you child can job shadow for a short time and see how things really work. Discuss the pros and cons of certain jobs.