1. Make special snacks! Help them create fun shapes, faces, and creatures with their fruits and veggies!
2. Play hide and seek. My kids are insisting I include this, whether for indoor or outdoor play. They love hide and seek to the point that we have cleared out cabinets in our house just for hiding in! Go it old school, it’s still just as fun!
3. Board games!! My kids are still young so we play relatively easy games like Chutes and Ladders, or a very similar Frozen version called Surprise Slides. It’s the same concept where you go a certain number of spaces and either plummet several spaces back or jump ahead. Their grandparents also got this new game called Gobblet Gobblers which is a really fun twist on tic-tac-toe!
4. Exercise with the kids! I have been trying hard to exercise regularly and the kids always want to do it with me. You can do yoga or easy things that they can grasp, like sit-ups! It’s great to teach them about health and exercise, after all!
5. Paint still-life artwork. Put a bowl of fruit or a doll on a chair in the center of you and encourage the kids to paint what they see, while you do the same. It will be fun to see what each child comes up with! Display the artwork in your own art gallery in the hallway and show Daddy or Grandma the new exhibit.
Tiffany is the married stay-at-home mother of four beautiful babes and blogger at The Crunchy Mom Next Door. She loves DIY, crafting, and blogging about her favorite products and topics!