Monday, February 6, 2012

3 simple indoor 'use what you have' activities

HI! (This was my guest post from Mess for Less a few weeks ago... 
enjoy again or enjoy for the first time. ;))

Winter is here and Christmas has past soooo ... I am passing along 3 fun indoor ideas to break up the mundane and create some extra squeals of delight in your home.  I hope you can find some benefit from these simple activities that we are sending to you from our little west corner of Turkey.

Indoor activity #1
What you will need:
Fleece blanket, felt cut outs and masking tape

     Fleece and Felt
Use your fleece blanket like a life size felt board. If you have more than one child tape off an area for each to have their own fleece board space to create on. 

We purchased a Fun with Felt book years ago that came with a bunch of cut out felt and ideas with all different kinds of creatures to make. However with three kids I decided to cut out several more pieces of felt on my own and have added some yarn and pom-poms into the mix. 
When you cut out the felt pieces make sure to add all kinds of shapes and sizes, also include a few pieces of yarn and different sizes of pom poms. This activity keeps all three of my kids engaged (ages 8, 5, and 3).



Here are a few of our creations and some ideas for you too. :)



Indoor activity #2
What you will need:
Buttons, shoe box

With your shoe box use an exact knife to cut small and large slots in all different places in the top of the box. If you have a button collection you can give lots of sizes and variety. This activity is for children 3 and up. 
If you like this please check out our
Super Duper Drop Box .











Indoor activity #3-
What you will need:
chalkboard, paint brushes and water

 
With this idea the kids seem to enjoy several different brushes of all sizes. The kids initiated this idea and it has brought our chalkboard back into use on a daily bases. 

Sometimes it is just mixing up the things you already have that can help with the longer hours indoors. ~ Happy indoor play to all. :)

In my little west corner~ 'using what I have'
Becky


I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT. I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH." PHIL. 4:12,13

3 comments:

Jackie H. said...

I love the button box!

Creatively Content said...

Jackie, thanks..i do too.:) My 3 year old absolutely loves this!!

OliveTree said...

I remember doing activities just like this when my kids were small... Enjoy!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...