Monday, September 05, 2011

Inquisition Monday

After last week's Calendar post, Heather asked, I would love to do this with my son. He is really struggling since his baby sister was born. The problem I am having is finding activities to do that don't require too much money and such. I'd love input from anyone on things I can included for him! He is 2yrs 3months (27 months).

Good question! I actually sat down on Friday during naptime and came up with some "fall" activities to do the next few months and penciled them in on our calendar temporarily. Here's a quick little list of them:

Make Grandparent's Day Cards
Make a book (Margaret wants to be an illustrator)
Bake bread
Collect Leaves
Make a leaf garland with said leaves
Make leaf rubbings from said leaves
Make Halloween decorations
Play soccer
Feed ducks
Carve pumpkins
Bake a cobbler
Make a bird feeder
Bake pies
Build a fort

Your son is only 2- he's still very little. Please don't feel like you need to have regular outings to museums and the like, but you don't. Don't run yourself ragged. He's not going to remember the museum like he will when he's 7, 8, or 9, don't spend the money. I know you probably need to get out of the house, so try to find short, free outings. This last Friday, we went to our local Art Break, and were there for less than an hour. Short enough for her attention span and no tantrums, and free. How did I find out about it? I'm on a local homeschooling Yahoo! group and when there are interesting activities, someone will post them and share. Lots of the activities are for more school-aged children, but sometimes you find a golden one like that! 

Also, check out the local library for activities. Ours has puppet shows, arts and craft days, movie nights, and other random activities like free henna days (we missed that last Saturday!) Another great thing about the library is books. When we were in Utah, our local library had a book called Baby Days: Activities, Ideas, and Games for Enjoying Daily Life with a Child Under Three by Barbara Rowley. It had lots of games from hand games to reminders that you can let your kid play with wooden spoons. Even if that book isn't available to you, your library might have others like it.

I wanted to open this up as an Inquisition Monday so more of you would see her question and help her out. I know there are blogs out there that put together huge lists of activities you can do with your kids. Share your ideas and your favorite links!

1 comment:

  1. Your list is great, Heather, so I don't have much to add. And since we usually do the same things over and over in a predictable loop, it sounds way more exciting than our house!

    But this is something we do on stay-at-home days: build a fort!


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