30 July - Bad Weather Week...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week is "bad weather" week, because it is winter where I live, and we've been having a lot of wet and windy days.
The family: Fred is my headstrong pre-school boy, and Sarah is my sweet little toddler girl.
Art activity - Wind and rain process art
I like this wind and rain process art activity, because it is simple (and fun) to do, and it only uses a few supplies, such as paint and paper.
Kids get to make rain and wind in this art activity. It's fun seeing them explore weather in a simple art activity. And kids of all ages can join in.
I only needed to buy some pipettes for this art activity, but it is such a versatile item I don't mind.
Quiet time activity - Snowman play
This snowman dress-up quiet time activity is simple, engaging and something both my kids have enjoyed.
Draw snowmen faces and bodies on foam cups. Add cotton balls, and optionally white or blue pom poms, to a bin and show your kids how to build snowmen, and transfer the balls from one cup to another.
Indoor activity - Balloon gross motor weather activity
All you need are about 10 balloons, a fan, and the kids can run around, jump around and play with the balloons.
Setup a fan to blow on the balloons and you are all set for some fun.
Sensory activity - Stir up a storm sensory activity
Create a weather-y sensory bin with black beans (as the sky), cottonballs (as the clouds), foam thunder, and raindrops (blue gems or similar blue item).
For older kids you can make a storm recipe card, with the amount of items they need to add to cups to make the perfect storm.
Educational activity (plus free printable)
You can play 5 different games with your kids with this printable. Just print, cut and optionally laminate and you are ready to play
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.