I’m not really a “crafty” mom, and I don’t usually do many planned activities with my boys. Mainly because when I have tried to do things, they were a bust. I will say though, that there are some activities that my boys really love doing that I set up for them:
- Playing and transferring beans in a muffin tin (my 3 year old loves this)
- Anything involving play dough
- Puzzles (3 year old)
|Some things from my craft bag|
Those are the top four things that are guaranteed to capture my boys’ short little attention spans, mainly my three year old. And now that Dacky has taken to stuffing beans up his nostril cavity, painting everything except his paper, and eating gobs of play dough, his activities have been limited to just being taken outdoors. So I want to reiterate that most of these activities only go as planned with my older one.Here is Dacky getting caught in the act putting a bean in his nose.
And here he is lying about who ate the play dough. He said it was a buggy…
In my defense, I have tried some Pinterest suggestions, like taking pipe cleaners and letting them stuff them into a flipped upside down colander. Or magnets. Or things that stick to other things. I’ve actually tried a lot; my boys just aren’t interested. But give them some dirt and dead bugs and I’m looking at at least thirty minutes of alone time!
|After coloring and painting for 10 minutes, this is what they were doing.|
So, I’m glad this post could help you out in no way shape or form. You’re welcome. Hopefully the ladies below have some better suggestions!
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