Ok so admittedly as I write this it’s cold and raining outside but as far as I’m concerned that means it’s the perfect time to share these Spring activities for toddlers, firstly because I know that lots of you are planning your activities to get started on soon but also because these activities are so bright and cheerful and we all need more cheerful stuff in our lives!
A Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to bond with your kids after church, or after having lunch together. Instead of the children sitting in the house playing video games and watching TV, a time with them to explore their creativity can be best achieved by performing easy crafts. Depending on the age of the children, each art should be able to equip the kids with innovation and problem-solving skills. Below are easy crafts for children which can make a good bonding time on a Sunday afternoon.
I originally planned this as a Chinese New Year craft for kids but truth be told it’s just as much to do with my desire for spring to start – I am done with the cold weather! This handprint cherry tree craft is super easy to make and uses one of our favourite ways to print – Duplo!
Around this time last year I shared a post about painting with cotton wool where my daughter painted some heart shapes using cotton wool. Well this painted cotton wool hearts activity is kind of the reverse of that one, instead of using the cotton wool to paint with we tried painting the cotton wool!
Mermaids have captured our imaginations for decades. Madonna, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga have all performed in videos dressed as half woman/half fish. From Mermaids: The Body Found on the Discovery Channel, to Disney movies like The Little Mermaid to the old movie Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, mermaids are all all found over our culture. Key to their popularity is that there is a Bigfoot-like quality to the legend of the mermaid; we want them to be real because they keep mystery on a planet that we’ve largely explored.