Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Out of the {Rainy Day} Box Fun: Giant Newspaper Drawing & I SPY

Out of the Rainy Day BoxAfter browsing lots of “great ideas of things to do with your kids” blogs, I am definitely inspired to do “out of the box” things with my little guy! I enjoy our themed days and our recent love for Muffin Tin Munchies, but I felt like I was missing out on just those fun, random things to do with a toddler. …

Then, I remembered a gift that Q was given for his birthday. My sweet friend, Carrie, gave him THE MOST THOUGHTFUL gift EVER! It was a “Rainy Day box” and included lots of fun “rainy day” ideas and the supplies to do them. When I pulled it out today (in desperate need of something….ANYTHING….to get my 2 year old away from wanting to watch show after show after show!!!!), I LOVED how quick and easy the ideas were! … I look forward to doing many more of these ideas and adding to it whenever I come across something brilliant. …So, here’s to “rainy days” (be that literal…like lately…or figurative) and fun activities that make my toddler say, “WOW, Mommy! That was fun!!!”

On to today’s “Out of the {rainy day} Box Fun!!!” ….get it?!…it’s “out of the box” thinking…but, the idea LITERALLY comes out of the “rainy day box!” Clever, huh? I though so!!! :)

…Here’s what the card said from my sweet friend…

Rainy Day Box 003 And, since I didn’t have any butcher paper, I decided to do a little “je-cycling” (Q’s word for recycle) and use the Sunday paper that was soon to be thrown out! Rainy Day Box 002 Rainy Day Box 001 I covered the table and then gave Q crayons, markers and stickers! I let him have free reign for a while, then we played a little “I Spy.” I had him find grapes, certain letters and numbers, certain shapes, puppy dogs, football players and more! It was a good 45 minutes of F.U.N! …I also let him lay on the table and I traced around his body! He thought that was SUPER cool! …
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He was filthy when the fun finally ended, but it was worth it! I have a feeling we’ll add a little more to it before it gets taken off!

4 comments:

the rodriguez crew said...

this is GREATNESS. it seems like lately it's either been the rain or allergies keeping us inside, and i feel so guilty as jagger gets more hooked on those addictive Noggin shows!! I will be using these ideas for SURE! please keep them coming, and what a WONDERFUL gift from your friend. such thought and time went into that.

A Growing Family said...

Love the newspaper idea- don't know why I have never thought of this!

{ L } said...

he is ADORABLE!!!

Les and Shannon said...

I can't wait to get more ideas from you. Keep them coming!