It's been raining a lot here over the past week which has been nice on one hand as it cooled everything down but on the other hand i have had 2 toddlers stuck inside! All this ‘inside together time' is now getting a touch less fun!
Tara hands me her shoes every morning and goes and stands at the front door….a very pointed message indeed! We have done some splashing in puddles and mud but with the heavy downpours we have been having it gets a little too much (ok….for mummy it does anyway….the chooks and toddler twosome don't mind all that much if i am to be honest!)
I find you need to keep toddlers extra busy when cooped up inside the house to head off those tantrums and fights….and also make them tired enough for bedtime!So we have been doing all our usual block building and toy fun as well as some inside craft fun that doesn't make too much mess (you can never expect no mess with toddlers…we all know that!) These are some of the activities we have been doing inside….perhaps you are experiencing similar weather and looking for some ideas….these are very basic, my girls are only 18 months with short attention spans but there has been much fun (and only a few small meltdowns….mummy needed a cup of tea and some time out i'm afraid!)
The Provincial Homemaker says
Some great suggestions there – we might have to try making our own band some day soon.
Thanks for stopping by…the band is great if you can stand the noise!
Jode we have been having the same problem of being cooped up inside but for us it’s a dreadful heat wave that is keeping us from steeping foot outdoors. Each day we long for 6pm to hit as its cool enough to head out for a bit.
I love the idea of crepe paper painting…must try that with our little one 🙂
Hoping you guys see some much needed sunshine real soon.
Hi Tammi…was the same for us a week ago and then the rain and cool blew in ….very odd weather! now the sun is back out it is so humid….guess we are never entirely happy, lol!
Looks like a lot of fun! We have tons of half used rolls of crepe paper, so I might have to try that painting activity!
Thanks for stopping by Brittney….the crepe painting is great fun…and just throw it out for clean up!
Mooberry Farmwife says
Yes, entertaining little ones can be a challenge on those can’t-go-outside days! We have wind and snow, so we are spending our days indoors, too.
You always have wonderful, fun ideas to keep your little ones busy, Jode!
Thanks for sharing.
Partycraft Secrets says
brave you! they’re having heaps of fun… and there’s always super-soaker if it gets out of control. great job. x
Lauzi @ Happy Little Munchkins says
The crepe paper painting is a great idea! I’ve shared it to my FB page and also on Pinterest. Can’t wait to try it out! Thank you for sharing.
Glad you found some inspiration and are sharing it around! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
pink and green mama MaryLea says
So fun! I love the crepe paper inside a mesh produce bag idea.
We’re iced in today and doing some creative play and crafting ourselves!
(pink and green mama)
Sheryl @ Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds says
Love this idea! What a great exercise for those small hands and fingers. Thank you for sharing! I found you over at Fun Stuff Fridays.
C. Browne says
My boys (2 and 4) love to paint with anything…they will love this idea especially because it will be a surprise to them that color will come off the crepe paper. Thanks for sharing. I am new to the Fun Stuff Fridays linky http://trailstentstirelesskids.blogspot.com and it is so fun to be a part of such a great creative group of bloggers!
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
I LOVE all the creative instrument you made!! What fun! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,