I have come across a few really neat parenting blogs that have lots of great ideas for activities that you can do with your children. And, often these activities are pretty cheap and can be done with household items.
I love reading about these ideas and I often bookmark them for "future" use (ha!). As much as I love reading about these ideas I can't help but feel a tad bit inadequate as a parent... I mean, 1) how do they come up with all these ideas and 2)where do they find the time to actually do them? When do they get stuff done around the house? Or, maybe I just suck at being an at-home mom... I'd love to be all creative and organized and do big projects every day but I can't seem to get it all together.
Anyhow, enough whining about my shortcomings. I love these blogs, really, and my main point was to share the links so everyone else can check them out and get some fun ideas.
Here they are!
Flipflops and Applesauce
Make and Takes
Unplug your kids
One Little Two Little
Just so I don't look completely like a loser mom... we did do one of these projects today from Flipflops and Applesauce. Aubri stayed the night last night and this morning we (me, P, Aubri and Hudson) went with LeeAnn and Lukas to pick blueberries (picked 2 pounds!). We got home and had some hotdogs on the grill and we made these neato sponge soakers! Super cheap and easy. That turned into us washing the cars... well.... in the end it was LeeAnn and I washing the cars LOL!
Some neat ideas I've seen thus far on Flipflops and Appleseauce:
Collander Bubble maker and bubble recipe
Make your own felt board (great for car trips!)