Thursday, May 29, 2014

Toddler Activities: 33 Months Old

One of the challenges of being a stay at home mom is finding activities for your little one to keep them  engaged, entertained, and learning throughout the day. These are a few of our current favorite activities:

Homemade Crayon Rubbing Cards: Bryson's birthday left us with an abundance of cardboard packaging, so I finally got to finish a craft I've been wanting to do for a while. I found the idea here, and I loved it because it is very simple and cheap to make, and would make a wonderful quiet busy bag activity. Plus, you can customize it to make any design you want. I am planning to make a set of alphabet and number cards for Emma to use. 

Simply cut some thick cardboard into whatever size card you want, then draw the shapes that you desire on the cards with hot glue. Once the hot glue is dry, go ahead and do some crayon rubbings!

Paintsicles: My kids love to paint, and now that it's getting hotter outside, I wanted to try frozen paintsicles! We used washable finger paint, and froze it in an ice cube tray with craft sticks for handles. I popped ours into the freezer overnight, and it was perfect for the activity the next day. 

We did some painting on paper and some outside on the sidewalk. The kids loved both! 

And, of course...

Read: Reading is one of the best activities you can do with your child at any age!

A few of Emma and Bryson's current favorites are:


We did an activity with one of our books, The Kiss Box. In the book, Mama Bear has to go away for a little while, so Little Bear and Mama Bear make "kiss boxes" for each other filled with 100 kisses so they will have plenty to share while they are apart. Derek has had four business trips in the month of May, so when we read The Kiss Box, I thought it would be a great activity for us to do. 

I made two origami paper boxes out of red cardstock and Emma decorated both of them with markers. Now we have a kiss box for Emma to keep at home full of kisses from Daddy when he is away and Derek has one that he can take on trips with him.

My 3 good things for today are:
  1. I have a hot glue gun.
  2. We have bright, cheery sunshine outside.
  3. My wonderful hubby will be home soon!!


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