We have a lot of readers who are work at home parents. They are not only running a blog, or an online business, but also their households, too. With all that hard work, sometimes they need a break!
When you have little ones at home, they’re often clingy and don’t want to do anything or they come running to tell you they’re bored. It can be a struggle to keep preschoolers (and toddlers) busy, when you have work (or housework) to do, or if you simply want to spoil yourself with a shower. 😛
Today’s curated post is dedicated to all those parents who need to keep their child entertained so they can get a quick break.
Fun Activities to Keep Your Pre-Schoolers Busy
- I think most pre-schoolers love water play. The problem is that when you have a house to clean, you can’t always get them outside to play with it. Enter, Inner Child Learning and their post about Ways to Play and Learn with Water, indoors!
- Are you working on hand / eye coordination, or maybe learning the different colors of the rainbow with your child? Either way, this post from Coffee Cups and Crayons, shows how to create a Rainbow Lacing Busy Bag.
- Pre-school (or maybe sooner), is around the time when you start introducing the different letters of the alphabet. This post from In My World, shows several different activities you can do with your child to practice each letter, as you go through the alphabet.
- When you have a younger toddler that you need to keep busy, contact paper and other household items, can be a great means of distraction. This post from Anna, The Measured Mom, shares 5 Simple Activities for 1 Year Olds.
- Water tables are a huge hit on their own, but when you add in noodles, or shaving cream, you have almost endless play. Super Mommy Club shares 12 Super Fun Activities You Can Do with a Water Table.
- Kids Activities Blog, has 12 different activities, that run the gamut from indoor, to outdoor, to easy, to complicated. There are some really fun ones on this list!
- You don’t want to always encourage your child to use your phone or tablet, but when you have a deadline you need to meet, allowing them to play one of these Educational apps, shared by Family Education, is A-OK.
- Summer months aren’t that far off, making a tray of rainbow colored ice blocks, sounds like an awesome way to keep your child busy.
- Family Education shares this ultimate list of activities to keep your toddler busy. There are over 55 on this list, alone!
Alright, now you have a solid list of activities to keep your little ones busy. Hopefully you can gain a few minutes in your day, that you’ll be able to dedicate to blogging. Good luck!
Do you have any favorite “go to” preschooler activities?
Have you tried any of these activities before?
Share in the comments below!