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!
This is our newest addition to crafts on the blog! You can do this with any character your kiddo loves (not just Disney Princesses!).
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!).
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!
DIY Moon Sand is messy, so this crosses the line between indoor and outdoor play. Moon Sand is WORTH the mess though!
This isn’t a specific winter craft per se; it’s just named this because it’s intended to be done inside.
If your dolls need a little spa time, follow along as we create a concoction to detangle and defrizz our Disney Princess dolls!
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!
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!
These crafts are adaptable to any time of year (which is why they are wonderful and versatile!).
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!
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):
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