Keeping your little ones entertained can be difficult at times. The internet has given us invaluable tools to keep them busy - and we don’t mean endless videos. A quick Google search will give you a mountain of ideas and don’t get us started on the magic of Pinterest! You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to keep kids engaged and learning, all it takes is a little ingenuity and imagination. Don’t underestimate the power of crafts or a simple walk through the woods.
You may even create an adventure box (or bowl or bag) with slips of paper or even popsicle sticks and then choose an idea at random - an idea that can grow with you as your children grow.
1. Simple crafts with paper plates
2. Make your own toys
3. Make a treasure box with blocks, rings, felt pieces, and other items to provide a colorful and tactile experience.
4. Go on a nature walk/stroll
5. Draw with crayons and sidewalk chalk
6. Put on a puppet show
7. Make your own rock candy
8. Song time
Go wild! Your imagination is the limit. Often, things we don’t consider things that we do every day as "activities", but dressed up with colors and special-ness. With the right flair, you can turn anything into a fun activity!