School is out and everyone is home for a loonnnngggg vacation! To make sure this downtime ends up being as enjoyable as it should be, arm yourself with plenty of ideas for creative indoor activities.
One activity prompt we love is The Toddler’s Busy Book by Trish Kuffner. We’ve tried everything from the oatmeal play dough (SEE PHOTO!) to the no-bake cookie clay (ornaments for all!). Half the fun is sitting down with the kids and flipping through the hundreds of activities to choose one together.
New art supplies can go a long way toward entertaining kiddos and we highly recommend these colorful paint sticks. It’s mess-free art, half-paint and half-markers. Try taking the end of a paint brush and drawing lines through the paint for a second round of creative fun; it’s a great way to practice shapes and letters.
Check out this clever, progressive twist on the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood, by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Not only will your kids enjoy the story, there is a wonderful recipe included for blueberry wheat muffins that you can bake with your littles.
Pull out all the colors of nail polish from non-toxic Piggy Paint and let them choose their rainbow. This is fun for boys and girls and moms and dads — Piggy Paint comes in green and yellow, pink/purple/aqua, and “blueberry patch”! It’s also a great chance to convince them to play spa; you might even get to trim and clean their nails….