"Mom! Please play with me!!" We play together all the time, but sometimes... Mama needs a moment. I set up little activities for Tate all the time when he was little, but that was 5 years ago. I have forgotten what they were! For this reason, I went to the almighty Pinterest for inspiration.
I fell down the "Kids Activities" "Busy Boxes" "Quiet Time Activities" worm hole on the Pinterest, and became obsessed. Most of the stuff for these activities, I already had on hand (but that was after I convinced myself that I didn't need every sensory bin pictured!) This is a good way to clean out your kid craft stuff, while presenting it in a new way. We also made a few activities to share with Soleil's friend.
|Beads and Pipe Cleaners|
|Kinetic Sand+Table Cloth+Sand Table|
|Homemade Playdough (SOOOO Many recipes online!)|
|Travel Sticker Kit inspired by THIS POST|
|This was a travel hit!|
|Fairy Garden using most things found in the yard.|
|Melissa and Doug reusable Stickers|
Mandala using little bits of fabric and yardstick cut into pieces.
Beads+Pipecleaners labelled with numbers
We went to Meijers today (kind of like a Walmart, but better) and found a few things that would be fun. I like when the activities are surprises, so I took photos of things to get on a visit when the kiddos were not with me.
These are pool LED lights that float. These would be fun in the tub or in a water table. These were only 2.99, and you can also wait for them to go on sale at the end of the season. The animals below are the also floating LED lights.