Knock Knock Family So, your toddler is getting past the beloved traditional peekaboo stage. Growing up too fast? You both enjoyed the activity? Knock Knock Family by Curio Makers takes the traditional peekaboo game to another level.
The game can be customized with your child’s family and friends as the visitor. Voices can be recorded on the device. I recorded my voice wishing one of ours a “Happy Birthday” and bringing a flower (each visitor is paired with an object for the embedded shape matching puzzle). Praise happens frequently in the app and gets repetitive, but the gameplay is engaging.
The FREE app includes six sample family members. Interesting add ons can be purchased. If you add on, you need to hit “restore prior purchase” top Right. We really love that parents and kids can customize the app with their own pictures, text, speech and choosing a special gift for each guest to bring.
Activity 1: Hide and Seek with Balloons on a Rainy Day
What You’ll Need:
• 10 balloons blown up
• Permanent magic marker
1. Blow up 10 balloons and number them 1 to 10 with a permanent marker. For older children, you could use numbers counting by 2’s, 5’s perhaps 100, 200, alphabet, ABC order.
2. Hide the balloons around the house. If you play this with more than one of your children have one child do this part. Have your kids work as a team to find the balloons in order. If they find the 8, they can’t get it out of its spot until they have found 1-7.
Our youngest son loved playing this game with his big brothers. After finding all of the balloons, he enjoyed counting all 10 and identifying the numbers. It was wonderful watching the kids work together to accomplish a group goal. Hiding the balloons upstairs and downstairs worked out well because it got my active boys moving around indoors on a rainy day.
Activity 2: Making Faces
Get out those old magazines you have around the house. Cut out the eyes, noses, and mouths of the people, animals, and drawings from the magazine. Shoot to have 3 to 5 different choices for each body part.
Put the cut-outs out for your child to choose from. Using a baking sheet or colored piece of paper, watch your child make and match the body parts together to make silly faces.