A few weeks ago, I shared a few things I’d been doing with Claire during our time at home. Since we’ve had an even bigger amount of time at home lately, I’d thought I’d do it again. If you have a toddler, join the fun. If you don’t, have someone in your house recreate the picture featured above.
Claire can be quite the roller coaster. One minute, she’s a complete angel, and then the next, she’s threatening to call the police to put her sisters in jail. So, we try and stay busy in an effort to keep her from calling 911.
I put down pieces of paper with shapes, and she went on a little hunt around the house to find some matches. She loved it.
I just threw some beans in a large bowl. Gave her some scoops, measuring cups, spoons, etc. and let her have a ball.
This is not an earth-shattering idea, but it keeps her busy. I give her some paper and some magazine pages, and she just cuts and glues. I usually tear out the magazine pages and then circle items for her to cut out on the pages. Otherwise, there are too many choices, and it’s too much for her little 3 year old brain.
The next two are from Busy Toddler.
Put a variety of stickers on a piece of paper and then play “I Spy”. I’d call out a specific sticker, and she’d have to find and circle it.
This is a great fine motor activity that kept her focused for a while. It felt like a vacation for me.
Did y’all know there’s a virus going around? Did you know it caused major toilet paper hysteria for people? Maybe you haven’t heard about it, but it did. Put those rolls to use.
Claire loves to do yoga with me aka she loves to crawl all over me while I do it. I found these Cosmic Kids Yoga sessions on YouTube for her, and she asks to do them often. They aren’t too lengthy and are actually really cute. Before you know it, she’ll be shouting chants about her spirit and asking to be a vegan.
I saw this one on this website, and thought it was a great, simple activity for her that she was able to do on her own. I threw up some contact paper with the sticky side out and sent her on a hunt with the goal of making a nature collage. Easy peasy.
I drew some different colored shapes and called out specific ones for her to hop to. This could be done with so many things: letters, numbers, Middle Eastern countries, you name it. As simple as this was, she LOVED it. That’s the beauty of toddler life: simplicity.
That’s all for today. Now, who wants to come babysit?