20 Aug - Lots Of Lockdown Activities
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week is a bit different.
Things have changed a lot in the world over the past months.
We are currently in lockdown in NZ, and we can't do activities with our kids that require a lot of supplies to buy, or a lot of setup (or cleaning!).
This week I just wanted to share 3 great lists with activities for toddlers and preschoolers that are perfect for lockdown.
Sensory bins to keep kids busy, quiet time activities for some rest and recharge, and "no-prep" activities to limit screen time.
These list posts will give you lots of ideas for fun playtime or rest time.
The family: Fred is my headstrong pre-school boy, and Sarah is my sweet little toddler girl.
I absolutely love sensory bins.
They can keep both my kids busy for 30 minutes to an hour at a time. That's time that I take for myself every morning.
This post has 25 easy sensory bins for busy moms that are so cute, and the supplies are easy to buy.
For example, for the gardening sensory bin you just need some play food, animals, and a filler that is dark, like dried black beans.
So it means you can take existing play food and animals, buy some dried blackbeans and have an easy 30 minutes to yourself.
This article with quiet time activities for toddlers and preschoolers contains different ideas of types of quiet time that you can do with your toddler and preschooler.
All the activities require minimal supplies, and most of the time you can play with what you have, or just buy a few things at a time (perfect for lock down).
We all need simple "no-prep" activities for our kids because we can't just run to the store anymore.
It is a great list to go through for easy activities for your kids.
I will definitely try the painting with water on cardboard and the foil puzzle wrapping.
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.