Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fun EASY things to do with the kids

My kids love to do projects, but I don't always have time to prepare elaborate projects. Below are a few things that are quick to prepare, and quick to clean-up, to do with your kids. Best of all, it requires mostly things that you already have in your home, so they are cheap to do.

Peanut Butter Playdough:

Things you will need:
  • 1 C. Peanut Butter
  • 1 C. Non-Fat Dry Milk (I have seen people use powdered sugar instead)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Honey

What to Do: Let your child help you measure and mix and knead the dough. Once it feels good, let your child play with it like regular playdough. (It's even safe to eat).

This will keep well in the refrigerator because it does not get hard if you put it in a plastic bag or container.

You can also add cereals, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and more to add texture and design.

Make Your Own Books

Things you need: Magazines, scissors, glue, markers, several pieces of paper cut the same size, stickers, stapler.

What to Do: Let your child make up a story. Let your child cut pictures and choose stickers (or draw) to make the pictures go with the story. (Or you can let your child do the pictures first, then the story).

After the story and the pictures are finished, staple the pieces of paper to make a book. Put your child's name on the outside and tell him that he/she is the author of the story. Let your child make up a name for the story and you write it on the outside.

Painted Toast

Things you will need: Bread, milk, food coloring, new paint brushes, toaster, napkins, small bowls, spoon.

What to Do:

  • Mix food coloring and milk together in a small bowl.
  • Using a new paint brush, paint the bread slice.
  • Toast the bread in toaster.
  • Serve on napkin, and let your child see what happens to his/her picture.

1 comment:

  1. Love the peanut butter play dough! I work with special needs children so you never know when they may eat what they play with and I love that it's so kid friendly.