1. Open up the pantry and bake a healthy, tasty snack.There are some awesome kid-friendly recipes here.
2. Make a play dough play scene.Use this recipe to make gorgeous play-dough. Roll out the dough and use it in combination with toys. Or, use rubber stamps to make impressions in the dough. Knead and re-start as many times as desired!
3. If there is fresh snow outside, bring snow in and color it!All you need are pipettes or a baby's medicine dispenser, a number of cups, water, and food coloring. Grab some of your child's favorite toys and place the snow in a bin. A disposable table cloth is a nice safeguard to catch snow that may come out of the bin. Mix water with the food coloring, gather it in the pipette, and squeeze it into the snow!
4. Make an insta-catapult.This is such a simple screen-free boredom buster and is so much fun. Grab a ladle or slotted spoon. Balance it on a container, grab small toys, and catapult them into the sky.
5. Have a toy pool party!It's as simple as grabbing waterproof toys, a big pot, and some warm water! I like to place a large beach towel underneath to contain the splashing.
6. Construct with cardboard (or any recycling).It's amazing how inventive kids can be with some washable paint, tape, glue, and clean recycling. For older children, adding a glue gun into the mix will help make a more stable creation.
7. Set up a simple sensory bin.Lentils, favorite toys, and kitchen utensils are great for sensory play and discovery. No lentils? Stale cereal and/or old noodles make for fun sensory items!
8. Flatten your cardboard and paint it into a road map.Grab toy cars, animals, and people to make a small village! Add an extra element of fun by taking the cardboard and cars to the stairs. Secure the cardboard and race one car against the other! It's amazing how simple screen-free boredom busters can be! All you and your kids need is a little imagination and a sense of fun to turn a dreary day into a lot of fun.
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