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16 March 2012

keeping busy toddlers happy...

I must say, Pinterest has made my life as a stay at home daycare mama quite a bit easier lately...
So many great crafty ideas, recipes and learning activities on there... the best of the internet, and it just keeps getting better as more people join... *sigh* Sweet sweet pinterest... <3
Anywho, here are a couple ideas i put into action this week with the boys...
Nice quiet time activities i must say, good for some zen focus time  before nap, or when things are getting a little rowdy...


I used hot pink duct tape this time, but have used masking tape and also electrical tape in the past as well. I made a really simple road this time, but  you can really go town if you let yourself. :)  Bust out a pile of matchbox cars, throw on some classical music, and you'll most likely have at least a half hour of chill play happen (in this case the boys stayed entertained for more than an hour, yay!) 

I must say, this next one was pretty darn fun as well.. we came back to it a couple times through out the day in fact.  So simple, a colander and some pipe cleaners.
Plenty  of language/ teaching opportunities with this activity.  Colors, shapes, we even made our  
names.   They also had fun turning it over and pulling them out the other side.  Good stuff i tell ya.





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