Summer is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you’re already sweating how to entertain your kids for the 8+ weeks they’re out of school. Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro to the rescue! The lightweight, flip-and-fold design makes it super easy to follow the ever changing attention span of my 4 and 6 year old boys. And with the built in projector? Score!
I’ve got to admit that when I first opened my Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro, I was immediately drawn to it’s beautiful large screen and totally functional flip stand…not so much the projector. It was going to be the perfect addition to my craft desk, allowing me to check on messages or watch tutorials as I was creating. Little did I know that my boys had other plans for the awesome Pico projector that is included in the YOGA tablet barrel!
5 Fun Projector Activities for Kids
1. Create a Moving Scene
One of the first things I wanted to try with the projector was creating a moving scene for them to interact with. My kids are absolutely crazy about pretend play and I knew this would add a whole new dimension to their imaginary worlds. We had just read a couple books about sea life so this ocean themed screensaver was absolutely perfect!
There are tons of great YouTube videos out there that teach everything from basic to advanced art techniques. I set up my Lenovo tablet to project one of these free art lessons on a large white board and had my six year old follow along. He loved being able to watch while he worked and I loved the strength he was building in his wrist as he drew upright!
After a busy morning of fort making, why not keep the magic going a little longer and turn it into a Movie Fort! All I had to do was set up my Lenovo projector on a stand outside of the fort (wouldn’t want any little feet accidentally knocking it over!), make some popcorn, and enjoy the movie as a family. The Lenovo battery can last approximately 15 hours so no worries about it cutting out during the best part of the movie!
Here’s another way to add depth to your children’s pretend play. If you search for “spaceship cockpit” you’ll get tons of images that you can project on a sheet for your kids to interact with. We pretended that we were the first mission to Mars. So much fun!
Since I’m a blogger who works from home, there are times when I’m desperately backed up to a deadline and I need to keep my 3 year old busy for just a bit. Instead of popping him in front of the TV all the time, I now have him draw on the Lenovo tablet while I finish one last tutorial. I’ve even put up a white foam board at the end of my table so that he can project his art. He loves watching his art come to life and I love getting some work done!
Learn more about the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro from watching Day in the Life of Ashton Kutcher’s Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro and Ashton’s Focus Group Videos. He was Lenovo’s product engineer and was hands on in the concept and development the product. So fun!
You can also check out the Lenovo Trend Hub to see all the different ways bloggers and trendsetters use Lenovo technology in their everyday lives. Just follow the images and links to some great content (and even try to win a Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro!)
I hope you all enjoy these 5 Fun Projector Activities for Kids! They’ll be so busy having fun, they won’t even realize they’re still learning!
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