Being a mother of one is the hardest job in the world. Being a mother of 2 really takes acquiring some kind of super powers. One day is fine, smooth, perfect. The next, you are a raging lunatic in a house filled with 2 more tiny little raging lunatics. I am on a quest to find ways to make things not only easier for ME, but also ways in which I don’t have to sit my toddler down to watch Thomas the Train every time I need time with the baby. I feel so bad resorting to t.v., so here are a few things I found which not only teach your child but give you free time as well. Here we go!
1. The Dirt Sensory Bin
You don’t have to have boys to have your kids love this one. Here is what you need:
- Medium size bin
- Garden items (shovel, pail, small rake Target dollar section)
- Flowers (Target dollar section)
- Flower pots (Target dollar section)
That’s all folks. Obviously this is one for the outdoors but it will keep your little one happy and have them starting little projects of their own. For the rundown on this one click here.
2. Rainbow Clean Mud
This one is easy, made at home, and messy in a good way.
- Rainbow bowls from IKEA
- Plastic bin
- Plastic table cloth
- More bowls
- Measuring cups
Here is the recipe:
- 2 Rolls Toilet paper
- 1 Bar Ivory bar soap
- Cheese shredder (we use just for soap)
- Crayola finger paints
Tear up the toilet paper and add the grated soap and finger paints and water.
Done and done! Yum!
3. A Wuka Book
You can make it yourself online, it’s AMAZING. you can add anything you want side, parts they can remove and replace. Lots of learning with this one, and fun too. Find the website here.
4. Mirror Painting and Prints
This is simple. Try either a naked baby or cover them up well. Add some paints and you are in! When they are done, have them take a piece of paper and push it against the mirror to create a print for when daddy comes home.
Get the paint recipe here.
5. Bean Barn
This one isn’t messy and it’s very easy.
- Barn animals
Done and done. You can use a pre-made barn from Michael’s or you can make one from popsicles sticks (who has time for that?) The barn animals are at Michael’s as well.