My toddler and I have had just about as much as we can handle from the Winter cold! We did some running around and adventures around the community, but also had to spend a lot of time hiding out from the bugs going around. Now that Spring is here, I had high expectations of sunshine and tanning in the backyard. Instead, I am forced to do my gardening in the rain, cold, and especially WIND! It’s very easy to lose your mind from cabin fever with a toddler. Luckily, there is always a brilliant thing called ART DAY! What started out as a cute little gesture turned into my daughter’s favorite game: Blue’s Clues. One day after a nap we spent some time talking about things we love. I had the house arranged before-hand with clues. The first: Lightning McQueen’s eye, the second: heart stickers, and the third: a picture of my daughter, Zoey. The clues led to her art table station I brought downstairs and had coloring pages of Blue. She spent the next hour and a half looking for clues that I had to keep replanting all over the house! Let’s just say I have to keep plenty of extra paw prints! Another activity Zoey loves doing, is making masks. It’s amazing to see her creativity flowing! I always let her choose what materials she wants to use: paper plate, cereal box, paints, crayons, glitter glue, etc. She has always loved expressing herself through painting, and now as she’s nearing 3 years old we have more opportunities of widening her range of art materials! It’s fun, easy, cheap, and can take up a whole afternoon of a non-sunshine day! What creative crafts do you and your toddlers do?
Blue’s Clues necessities!
You can place clues inside or outside!
Get silly with your toddler!
Let them be proud of their art work!
Zoey’s thinking chair!