Crafting with Kiddos
As a mama, I love to encourage my children to be creative, both through crafts and in the kitchen. Lisa is looking for some ideas of activities to do with her new two year old child:
My husband and I are adopting a two year old boy that we brought home about a month ago. I am hoping to get advise from other moms about good activities for two year olds. We read tons of books, paint/color, play in the sand box, go to the park etc. I am looking for some more indoor craft activities that give us a chance for a lot of interaction. Also, he loves to help out in the kitchen so any fun recipe ideas would be great.
My recommendation for cooking would be to try easy baking things. I like to let my little guy help mix up biscuits or pancake batter. Playing with dough is fun for them, as is cutting out the shapes (making biscuits - or scones! a winner in my house). We also do crafts that involve multi-media type art, combining coloring, painting, and stickers all at once. For recipes, you might check your nearest library for books that have kid-friendly recipes in them. I have one that has a great pretzel recipe where the pretzels are to be shaped like letters. We made one for each person in the family with their first initial (of course with M for Mama!). Anyone else have some great successes in the indoor activity department?