Rainy days are always perfect to try out new activities, especially if you feel like everyone is going stir crazy. Here are two recent activities that Charlie really enjoyed!
If you’ve had an infant or toddler in your house recently, then you’ve probably had Gerber puffs, stars, or some generic variation in your house. I kept saving the ones we’d finish because I knew at some point, I’d use them for something! I labeled each jar with the name of a coin, the monetary amount and then I placed one of that coin in front of the container. Then, I took a big old bowl of change and let Charlie get to work! His job was to match up the coins and place them in the right container. We talked about money amounts, what the names were, and how colors and sizes made a difference. He LOVED this!
Focusing on matching
Deciding which one to try
“Which one’s the penny?”
All set up
I actually saw this on a friend’s Facebook page when one of her friends posted a picture about it. You need a small jar of play-doh, one piece of spaghetti and Cheerios! Simply roll the play-doh into a ball, stick a piece of spaghetti into it and let your kids start building! Not only did Charlie enjoy creating new towers, he also liked the occasional snack. Broken ones were quickly deposited into his mouth!
Again, very focused.
What are some of your favorite Rainy Day activities?
Smart idea! Never too young to start learning about money!!
Loving the playdough/cheerio idea–will try. Thanks!