Tuesday, August 10, 2010
People frequently ask me where I get the ideas & motivation to create activities for my kids. They usually follow it by telling me they don’t have the time or materials to constantly do new things.
One of my favorite bloggers, Rachel from Quirky Mama, has created the perfect solution! She has created a monthly e-book series, called An Activity A Day. Each month she is offering three calendars full of simple yet great ideas: One for Preschool Play activities related to the letters of the alphabet – perfect for younger toddlers! Another calendar focusing on 4-5 year olds who are beginning to read and another full of fun math activities. All of these activities take 15-20 minutes and can be completed with items commonly found in your homes.
You can see September’s activities on Rachel's site. In upcoming months there will be a very small fee for downloading the calendars (because that’s the way the internet is moving…). But be sure to check out September’s activities for FREE to see just how amazing they are.
I’m looking forward to doing September's activities! I plan on posting the calendar right on the fridge and letting the kids take turns picking which activities to complete (which will be easy since they are with common household items and don’t require any prep work). I’m sure they’ll love to mark which ones we’ve done with giant stickers!
Here’s to a month full of fun activities that don’t require much work on momma’s part! Enjoy!!