With the weather hot enough to be uncomfortable, we’re always looking for ways to cool off. One of my favorites when I was younger was the giant water blob. They are very easy to make and the materials are inexpensive and easily accessible.
On the first Saturday of every month, Home Depot stores around the country hold a free workshop for kids. Kids get to use “mommy and daddy tools” to assemble pre-cut kits of that month’s project. It’s a great way to expose your children to tools safely and the kid sized projects leave less room for frustration.
Whether you are exploring senses, chemistry, states of matter, solutions, or realistically just want your kids to make you some ice cream, this is a fantastic activity. It only takes about fifteen minutes, a few simple ingredients, and some upper body strength (just kidding – mostly).
First off, there are many ways to make french toast, and none of them are bad (in my humble opinion). But, I always forget that it’s an option until I have stale bread and no ideas for breakfast. However, now that I’ve made it once, my daughter is obsessed and wants to make it every morning (Definitely not happening – but, I’ve given in a few times. Let’s be honest, I want to eat it, too). French toast sticks are perfect for small hands. No utensils required.
Kids love bubbles. Kids love painting. I’m half convinced that it’s mostly because both activities are messy. And, kids have this sense for enjoying the things that require the most clean-up for their parents.
So, of course you should mix the two. Right? Well, if you’re a glutton for punishment this is a perfect activity for you.
Watercolors are a perfect art project for toddlers. It doesn’t take a lot of finesse or skill to use them and the clean-up is a breeze. We love this quick DIY art project.
The number one thing I like about my toddler is her constant amazement in the world around her. Every time we head to the library she has a different subject of books that she’d like to get. One day it might be Disney princesses, the next elephants, and the next sharks. And, while the next time it might be dinosaurs or Pokemon, the interest never completely fades. It’s like a snowball of excitement about the world. I wish that I had just a portion of that.
I’m definitely guilty of it. You obviously have a reason for the things you’re telling your child to do. Your patience is at its end with their refusal to cooperate. And, now they are questioning your authority.