We'd been having a less-than-par first few days with a lot of griping, whining and arguing, all from the kids of course;)
So, one rainy afternoon I decided to implement a little structure to help the day move along a little better.
I created 6 different centers.
Intentionally things they like to do but don't necessarily GET to do very often.
(does any other mom love creativity, but HATE cleaning up the aftermath?!)
I also intentionally had centers that they could do completely on their own.
I wrote each center on a note card and laid them upside down.
Turned on some "simmer" music.
They each drew a card.
I set the timer for 15 minutes and started it once everyone was in place.
When the timer went off they would do a quick clean-up of their area to get it ready for the next person.
Come back to the carpet and draw another center.
We did this for almost 2 HOURS ya'll!
Two solid hours of quiet, solitary play!
It was WONDERFUL!
*I forgot to get a picture of the Nuudles center*
|Play-Doh has been a big hit this summer so far|
|Arts and Crafts|
there were NO boundaries here and every supply imaginable
|iPad learning games|