Whether the weather is uninviting, someone feels out of sorts, or it’s an inside play day, mommies sometimes need a “go-to” for an activity. I’m creating a jar of activity sticks, and they’ll be simple: craft sticks with a different activity handwritten on each stick.
Here is my list, a work in progress, that is primarily geared towards preschoolers. What would you add to it?
Activity Sticks Ideas:
ABC Mouse (online subscription)
Bath time / Water play
Bean bag toss
Build a fort
Hopscotch (on porch or painter’s tape on the kitchen floor)
I Spy – books, pictures, in the house
Movie and popcorn
Musical instruments bag
Play store (cash register, make play money)
Puppets, paper bag
Sing silly songs
Tape, double-stick (art collage, etc)
“Tinker” box (random collection of stuff)
You Tube (songs, nursery rhymes, animals)
I have a Pinterest board with many indoor activities. Please share what activities your little ones enjoy! 🙂
Our children are only little for a short time. While the days can be long, the years are short. I remind myself throughout the day with our ever-changing 2 1/2 year old that: he’s young and will only be this age once, to take a breath and enjoy him, to delight in his excitement of the world, and even when he has a cheeky gleam in his eye that I get to be his Mom.
You will never have this day
with your child again.
Tomorrow they’ll be a little
older than they we’re today.
This day is a gift.
Breathe and notice.
Smell and touch them;
study their faces
and little feet and pay attention.
RELISH THE CHARMS
of THE PRESENT.
Enjoy today, mama.
It will be over before you know it.”