Activity Round Up: When You’re Trapped at Home Due to Coronavirus

Mamas, this activity round up resource is being made available to you because of COVID-19. The likelihood is that we’ll need to stay at home as much as we can over the course of the next few weeks. I’m gathering up all of my blogs and YouTube videos for a toddler/preschool activity round up!

You will need basic supplies and hopefully you have much of them!

I also want to highlight our craft collection here. This is a free resource; you just need to supply your email address to snag it!

Indoor Activities: 

Disney Princess Skating Craft

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This is our newest addition to crafts on the blog! You can do this with any character your kiddo loves (not just Disney Princesses!). 

Toys in the Tub

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We actually did this yesterday after playing with some homemade slime! It serves ALL kinds of fun (and your kids’ hands will definitely be clean!).

Construction Paper Tunnels

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Painter’s tape, masking tape, heck even regular old Scotch tape and construction paper make a heck of a tunnel! You could include variations on your wall for little poms to be dropped through if you have younger kiddos, too! 

Paint Play

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Finger painting

DIY Moon Sand

DIY Moon Sand is messy, so this crosses the line between indoor and outdoor play. Moon Sand is WORTH the mess though!

Elsa Art

This isn’t a specific winter craft per se; it’s just named this because it’s intended to be done inside.

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Before the holidays, I started to think about “editing” Caleigh’s room. It’s a smaller space and I knew we weren’t using it to the best of its ability. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We also knew that Santa would be bringing her the Disney Princess castle playhouse of her dreams and would need a home NOT where our adult things are. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s worth adding that we’re also doing this on an extreme budget. We didn’t need paint, flooring, or real furniture, so it’s been inexpensive! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This corner used to have a rolling cart with books and an anchor wall light. We repurposed both of those things to other spaces and bought $40 of shelving to add to her walls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I LOVE how this turned out! Each shelf has a Disney related theme for her books and I can rotate them out to curate a more specific look. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I framed a Belle postcard for the top shelf (which includes books from my childhood) and we made the art on the middle shelf! I’m sure this will change at least seasonally, but for the winter, Caleigh wanted Elsa (duh). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want to make your own Elsa art, our video on YouTube will show you how she and I made this! SPOILER: it’s incredibly easy and you likely have the materials already! We love a #disneydiy moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve also added a costume corner and I’m posting in my Stories her reaction to seeing that for the first time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Friday, friends. What do you have planned for this weekend? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #disneycrafts #disneycraft #disneycrafter #disneydiy #disneydiyers #disneyathome #disneywithlittles #toddlercrafts #thefairytalefamily #disneyaddict #disneygirl #disneygrammer #disneylovers #disneygram #disneyworldresort #instadisney #disneyworld #pixiedust #disneyprincesses #disneyfamily

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Doll Hair Salon

If your dolls need a little spa time, follow along as we create a concoction to detangle and defrizz our Disney Princess dolls!

Reading:

You know that reading holds an important place in my heart. We are working on the 1,000 books challenge and this is an awesome time to work toward that goal!

Spring Books

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So this was my list last year and if you’re following along on Instagram (@thefairytalefamily), then you’ll know that I recently shared my additions for 2020! They are saved the Caleigh highlight as well in case you missed it!

Seasonal Crafting:

These crafts are adaptable to any time of year (which is why they are wonderful and versatile!).

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun House

While this is definitely appropriate for RIGHT NOW in the month of March, this could be turned in a “fairy house” or some other type of mischief maker who does silly things/leaves small gifts for your kiddos! We keep a backup of chocolate coins in the freezer for when Caleigh needs a reminder that Tinsel/The Fairy Godmother/Santa/leprechauns/etc. are watching her play and make good choices!

Mickey Mouse heart “wreath”

For Valentine’s Day, we made this super cute craft with construction paper and stickers! This is easily be recreated for a season (like spring with flower stickers or drawings) or just to match your little’s bedroom! I saved this for next year, too. It held up well!

Mamas: To Do

I know you have thousands of things to do because you’re home, unexpectedly with children, but using this time to get some projects/tasks done while your babies help might be a GREAT way to pass the time!

One of our favorite things to do together is to cook meals that remind us of places we love (like Disney). Here are two videos & recipes that Disneyland based (and both were DELICIOUS btw):

Chicken Florentine
Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I’m using much of time time to SPRING CLEAN and tackle projects (i.e. closets) that have been acquiring “Stuff” for years (if you want to see this in real time, follow us on Instagram OR be on our mailing list!).

I hope ANY of this activity round up is useful to you! This list will continue to grow and it’ll be happening live on Instagram Stories, so please make sure you’re following us there if you want to see how we’re preparing for this time.

Stay safe, sane, and healthy mamas! xoxo

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