Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Clueless Mama's Emergency Activity List

Sidewalk chalk
Bath paints
Hide and seek
Bike ride
Wagon ride
Bouncy house
Sing/dance session
Bake/cook together
Picture books
Singing session
Keyboard/piano play
Puppet show
Easel painting
Board games (memory game, cat in the fiddle, candyland)
Ball play (catch, soccer)
Catch butterflies/insects, make a home for them
Face painting
Plant a garden
Dress up and make-believe (pirates, princess, animals)/photos
Build a fort/tent/castle
Books on tape
Play house
Beauty parlor (complete with spa and pedicures)/barber shop
Instrument play
Art/scissors/paper/glue/think collage
Waterplay/swim/water balloons/water guns

Open forum... what are your ideas?
(Thank you, Bek for your inspiration both to make this list and as a mom in general)


Blogger tommie said...

Oh, I love this! We use tongs and cotton balls or those poof balls to sort into a muffin pan or ice cube tray. The kids can do patterns of them or rows, etc.

We also use those foam shapes to do the same thing!

6:43 AM  
Blogger chksngr said...

New rain boots...

A plastic bowl with all the balls in the house you can find.

Silly dancing music

6:01 PM  
Blogger Simply Scarlet said...

This is fantastic! I don't want to have any more babies, I just want to have a toddler...for this kind of stuff! :)

I miss those days of sidewalk chalk and picture books.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I think I will print this and put it on the fridge!! You're such a good mommy1

4:52 AM  
Blogger Margo said...

I think you pretty much covered it!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

What a list!! Great ideas, all of them! thank you for thinking of them I don't have to! lol

8:01 AM  
Blogger Bek said...

:) Gina, thank YOU! i derive much inspiration from your mothering as well! i actually was planning on doing a little list of my own sometime soon here, when i got an, er, minute. :) its a little different than your own, so i think i'll stil do it. and probably copy yours for myself as well!!!!!! to hang on the fridg!!! :) thanks!!!!

10:51 AM  

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