It's a rainy sort of week and A has been stuck at home with a cold. My three year old might be happy to watch Tangled all day, every day, but I am not. So we have been busy with one boredom buster after another. Here are two of my favorites...
The first is to create towers out of packing peanuts. You know those biodegradable peanuts made out of corn starch? I figured if they melt when soaked, maybe they would just get sticky when wet.
Sure enough, all you have to do is wet one end with your finger and it sticks beautifully to another peanut.
It'll also stick to your finger, so keep some washcloths on hand.
The girls spent close to an hour creating caterpillars and towers. When they were done, everything wiped up easily with a damp cloth.
This next one I found at The Hippie Housewife via Pinterest. It's genius in its simplicity.
Simply add paint to ziplock bags and tape to the table with a sheet of paper under the bag. I used sandwich bags, which worked perfectly and didn't require a ton of paint. After she tired of squishing the paint, she started to write letters. "Hey, mom! I drew an A!" I used the opportunity to teach her several more letters of the alphabet.
So what are your favorite rainy day/sick day activities?