make sparks!

sparks! are small, but they lead to something big.

sparks! are learning moments — a chance to slow down and make an impact on your child — and they’re as easy to make as 1, 2, 3, or…

ask, tell, do

Ask your little one a question, tell them about their world, or do something together. There’s no limit to the number or type of sparks! you can create, all you need is a little imagination.

how do you make sparks!?

Get inspired by the activities below, and then tell us how you make sparks! Submit your sparks! via the contact form at the bottom of the page, and we’ll feature them here or on Facebook!

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Tell you child about the food they eat. Where did it come from? How was it made? Where did it grow?

Running an errand? Tell your child what happens at the bank or laundromat, and why you're going there.

Tell a story about when you were little. What did you like to do or play? Then try it with your child!

On a walk, ask about the houses, buildings, or businesses you see. Who lives there?

Ask your child about the world around them. How many? What kind? What color?

Play “Simon says!” Touch your nose, close your eyes, pat your head, wiggle your fingers. Make up a different name for Simon!

If a watermelon could talk, what would it say?

While driving, make up stories about (or ask your child) where other cars are going.

Play peek-a-boo!

While driving, talk about the colors of items in your car.

Can you name four green vegetables? Ask your child at the grocery store.