Who’s at the point in quarantine where they’re over scouring the internet for kid activities and reassurance right now? I mean, can someone just send it to us already? Like, maybe directly to our phones? Please and thank you. Well, luckily now someone has. That’s why I’m happy to share our experience with Bright by Text, a free nonprofit program that hands out tools and tips to families with kiddos prenatal to age 8 via text messaging. We’ve been using the service for about a week, and we wanted to share our experience with it to help more people during social distancing and the Covid-19 crisis.
We got out of the house today for a nature walk (solo, around the neighborhood) in a new collab with the SLO-based The Wisdom Wonder Project. This company offers easy to follow, home-based learning curriculums for kiddos. (And to think I had partnered with them before all this Covid-19 quarantine crazy went down.) Read on to learn how we incorporated a simple story in Aesop’s Fables into a nature walk. And how you can, too.
JumpOff Jo’s 5-foot inflatable Unicorn is easy to assemble and totally looks like water is coming out of its butt. Which the kids think is hilarious.
Overall, Playfoam Pals provided my kids with a lot opportunities fun and creativity. My 2 year old liked to squish it and roll it, while my 4 year old enjoyed making little houses for the animals. And it apparently never dries out and can be used a bunch. #winning.
Here’s a guest blog post we did for Live Well Play Together on how to make the Glitter Glue Leaves toddler art project. This fun and fairly simple activity is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and even school aged kids. All you do is glue fall leaves to paper, then decorate the leaves with glitter glue. A great way to celebrate the changing seasons!
We were the featured guest blogger over on Say-N-Play Columbus, an awesome family blog based in Columbus, Ohio. The blog features activities that encourage language development through play, guides for exploring Ohio and tips on traveling with kids. I wrote about our experience in baking together, for Say-N-Play’s weekly “Take a Taste Tuesday” feature.
In February, the kids’ fun auntie decided to do Valentines Crayons with the kids. She collected restaurant crayons just for the occasion.