Here’s a few ways to make some simple fun with your kidlings this week….
1. Sign up for the Super Secret Stashbusting Challenge. Even better, put a bunch of your old art supplies and doo-dads in a box and issue a similar craft challenge for your kiddos yourself.
2. Have a technology free day. Turn off the computer and TV, don’t answer the phone and spend all day playing, reading, catching up on tasks around the house and generally spending time together.
3. Do some resist paintings on newspaper.
4. Buy or make a blank book and start a family cookbook. Make up a new recipe for it each week together. Some good simple dishes include smoothies, soups and jazzed up grilled sandwiches. Encourage the kids to think up really fabulous names for each recipe.
5. Blow bubbles! All sorts. With all sorts of wands. Spring just calls for bubble blowing, I think. If you really want to make the day special, take the kids to a park near a busy road and have them blow bubbles at rush hour. We’ve done this and it was so neat seeing all those cranky commuters suddenly bursting into grins as bubbles blew by.
6. If you have a photography buff, head out together with a camera for each of you and look for beautiful things to photograph.
7. Do shadow puppets on the wall.
8. Whether you took part in Earth Hour or not, try it again with the kids another night. Our kids had so much fun singing songs by candlelight (we checked out a giant family songbook from the library just for the occasion), playing hide-and-seek in the dark and watching the candles that they’ve asked to do it more often.
9. Go hunting for some nice walking sticks and take them home and paint them.
10. Go get some postcards (or make your own!) and send them to Satori.
Have a magical week!