Just Keep The Kids Busy

Sometimes all you want is fifteen minutes to wash the dishes in peace or just sit and read a book by yourself for a minute.  Hey, Moms are people too!  Here is a collection of my "go-to" projects for when I need to keep the kids busy.  As you will see, not only will these projects keep the kids busy for awhile, but they can also help improve some important skills, such as fine motor, gross motor, and sensory skills.  Not only that, but my kids are almost always ready to jump down and play by themselves once they spend 30 minutes on one of these projects.  It really is an interesting thing to watch...they get done and suddenly they are playing together in the other room without fighting!  I have many more in my book The Happy Mommy Handbook: The Ultimate How-to Guide on Keeping Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy, Out of Trouble and Motivated to Learn, which is available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon in both soft-cover and ebooks!

Just mix 2/3 cup water, 2/3 cup flour, 2/3 cup salt and put into squeeze bottles with some paint.  Find out more about this Squeeze Bottle Project 

You wouldn't believe how much use we've gotten out of a $1 item with these 5 Creative Way to Keep the Kids Busy Using an Aluminum Foil Pan

Sticker projects are my "go-to" in keeping the kids busy for 20 minutes...and it's good for them too!  See how...

Sand might seem messy and scary, but it's an amazing way to keep them occupied for at least 30 minutes!  See how 

 This project will literally take all morning.  You will just gather up a bunch of boxes from your house and make a little town!  See how

You want to know a great way to spend time with several family members?  Your kids and grandparents will love playing The game of Slap Jack!


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