Pulling out a box of treasures is a
fantastic way to transform bad weather days into creative
time--without turning on the TV.
Mixing ready-made ideas with miscellaneous craft items
creates instant fun. Holidays are great inspiration for
creative ideas. From hand tracing turkeys to goggly eyed
leprechauns, construction paper flowers to cotton ball
snowmen, kids will love to decorate the house with their
results. Peruse the magazine rack for kid oriented craft
ideas or purchase a magazine for each season and store it in
Keep it fresh by adding new items occasionally so that each
rainy day will have surprises. When shopping, check out
discount, dollar, and book stores for bargains. Think of a
range of items, from Origami books for older kids to new
coloring books for little ones. Expand with stacks of
construction paper, crayons, markers, and fun scissors. Who
doesn't love scissors that cut designs? Throw in packets of
googly eyes, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, glue, and yarn.
A package of new socks becomes a cast of characters when
kids create puppets by cutting out and gluing on (or sewing,
depending on their age) fabric felt features. Older kids can
write a script that little ones perform. None of these
things are expensive, especially if you get a few items at a
time. And the list is limited only by your imagination.
Store your items in a plastic bin. Keep it organized with
resealable bags and plastic containers. Make it mysterious
by having a secret location. It's not as much fun to have a
rainy day box if the things in it can be played with at any
time. Half the fun is finding what new things are discovered
A rainy day box converts the forecast of bad weather boredom
into sunny dispositions.
A Healthy Breakfast
For Your Child
Breakfast is usually the time
when you're busiest - what with packing your kids off to
school, looking after the house and rushing to work too.
Often moms give a ready-to-serve breakfast with sweet
cereals and cereal bars which do not have much of a
nutrition profile to boast of.
Mom needs to know...