As the weather turns colder and we have to be inside more and more, its easy for Jack to get really bored, really fast. Do you know what happens when a toddler gets bored? Bad things my friends, BAD THINGS. From marker on the wall, to Froot Loops in the laptop...boredom breeds misbehavior in toddlers.
Fortunately, toddlers are also easily entertained...especially when you think creatively and do something new for them. I thought I would show you a few of the things we like to do to switch up our routines and keep Jack entertained...and therefore out of trouble!
We get diapers delivered to our house every two months...and Jack loves to have a little clubhouse made out of the box. I cut windows into the sides, give him his crayons or markers, and away he goes.
Another activity he loves are his 'experiments'. I give him a couple of bowls, some plastic measuring spoons, a small amount of water, and one other thing for him to mix and play with on the floor.
On this day he had tiny little animal sponges ($1 at Five Below), but in the past I have given him dried pasta, or even just another empty bowl to transfer all the water to with the spoon. We do this one on the kitchen floor for easy clean-up.
This one was our Monday activity. A FORT! I remember the fun of rigging up a sheet and spending hours playing in it, and I was glad to see that Jack seemed to have just as much fun. He read books in there for quite a while, and then later he took his toys in and I could hear him talking to the characters.
So...those are three of the things we do to keep havin' fun around here. The bonus for these activities would be that they are things that I can do with him, and also things that he can do alone - which is good for times I need to do something else like cook dinner or nurse Luke.
I would absolutely love to hear what activities you do with your little ones to keep them having fun and out of trouble! If you have posted about the fun things you do at home, please link it, or just tell me in the comments!