I think it started over fall break, when we didn't have as much to do as usual and I didn't do enough in advance to ward off the boredom. Since then, I have been flat exhausted. Our little man is waking up several times each night and I'm not sure why. It could be teething. It could be separation anxiety. Whatever it is, it's keeping me up all night every night, or at least that's how it feels.
The result is an overtired, not-so-patient mama who doesn't have a lot of tolerance for umm anything. Enter Pinterest and some awesome craft ideas for kiddos from some very crafty folks.
Have you visited No Time for Flash Cards? If you want to do a project or craft or activity of any kind with a child of any age, start at NTFFC. Letter of the week, holidays, seasons, math, science, etc. etc. Just go see for yourself. I found a couple for Turkey Day that I thought would be easy enough for both my kids (22mos & 4 1/2yrs).
Turkey Counting Craft
No Time for Flash Cards has a great roundup of Thanksgiving crafts, which is where I found the two above and 19 others! What I love about NTFCC is that usually the supplies are items you probably already have or will use again.
Here's another Pinterest find - a great Pilgrim craft from easypreschoolcraft.blogspot.jp.
Paper Plate Pilgrim (and Indian) from easypreschoolcraft.blogspot.jp
Now crafty ideas are great, but having the supplies ready to go at a moment's notice is even better. If boredom sets in, it can take a long time (in kid minutes) to find all the necessary supplies and then do any necessary prep work. I did some quick and easy advanced preparation and now I have a few craft projects all set to go.
How do you keep boredom at bay for little ones?
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