Ok enough getting off topic.
We will now be having Fun Fridays. I am going to fill A's workboxes with activities he really enjoys and fun things he likes to do. He will still have school time but it will be much more laid back. My goal is to complete the boxes throughout the day.
Fun Friday Workboxes
1. Fine Motor Skills - connect four game
2. Pre Writing - Workbook
3. File folder - Paint Brush File Folder Game from Confessions of a Homeschooler
5. Art - Stamping
6. Donut Man DVD
I found this little connect four game at Michael's the other day in their $1 section. A loved it.
Showing Mama that Caillou is doing the game with him. Caillou is A's best friend, favorite show and goes EVERYWHERE with him.
ITTY BITTY INFANT SCHOOL- Fun Friday
taking stuff from helping his brother complete his workboxes. I am still looking for some of the tabs.
Today in incorporated an "ALL DONE" box. I was running out of room when A was complete with a box and it was all getting put in my counter so today I just took one of M's boxes since I don't think I am going to use them on a regular basis and when A is all one I have him put everything is there. I can now just empty the box at the end of the day.
Ok so like I stated above, going outside is a challenge and safety issue right now but these boys were driving me crazy so decided we were going to get in our wagon and go for a walk. We have a common area not to far and the boys have some room to run without the scare of a car so we have been going over there more often. Its also the only shaded area so I don't have to worry about the boys getting to much sun. Our deck is shady in the morning but then gets the direct sun all afternoon and is to hot to take little ones out there. We played a little and fed the ducks in a nearby pond and then A was asking to play in his sandbox. I strictly talked to him and told him he had to stay on the deck.
Sometime the easiest activity is the one that brings the most peace and sanity to a household.
Recipe for happy kids and happy mama
- a few tubs,
- Large cooking spoons and ladles
- Ice (lots of it)
Fills tubs with ice and water, give kids spoons, relax and enjoy the piece and quiet while the kids play nicely together for over 45 min. Refill ice as much as needed.
A loved this so much he asked for it again in the evening when his daddy came home and the boys played out there again. M got send inside though because in the evening there is to much sun on our deck. It was wonderful for such a hot and humid day. A happily used his ladle to transfer the ice from once container to the next.
And that was our FUN FRIDAY