At the end of last year my kids found my stash of kids art and activity books. Some were from the good old days, before blogs and pinterest, and some were more recent acquisitions. The kids loved pouring over the photos and making lists of ideas that they wanted to try out.
We ended up with a long list of things they wanted to do during the school holidays, and when I looked at the list, I confess, I was a little daunted! Most of the bookmarked activities required special materials, or skills that I just don’t have.
Um sure… you can make a 7 foot high igloo out of ‘gallon milk jugs’…. except that we don’t get milk in those containers and it would take us all year to drink that much milk even if we did!
But there is one book that my kids love and that is a little less intimidating for me…
150 Screen-free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro from Fun at Home with Kids is full of doable activities – from art ideas, sensory play, imaginative play and more. Many of the activities use items you probably already have at home, or can get easily from the supermarket, and with simple directions there is no special skills required!
So when Noah opened up the book the other day, pointed to a pictured and said “I want to do this!”, I simply said yes!
We made soap foam, following the easy directions in the book.
It was almost as much fun to make it, using the electric beaters and watching the soap fluff up, as it was to sink our hands into the fluffy soapy foam.
It took only a few minutes to make, turned out exactly like it did in the book, and even the big kids loved it.
If you are looking for, fun ideas and activities to do with your kids, that are actually doable, with a minimum of stress and fuss, then this book is for you!
150 Screen-free Activities for Kids is available at Amazon, Book Depository, Fishpond and loads more places – find more information here.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of 150 Screen-free Activities for Kids for review purposes. The opinions expressed are purely my own.