So you read Holiday Helpers Part 1 and you know how to get the kids in the kitchen with you. And after you read Holiday Helpers Part 2 and you made fabulous goodies for breakfast. So now what? Christmas is here and you are cooked and baked out. What do you do with those out-of-school kids?
Make crafts and play in the kitchen. We love to make bird feeders, recycled crayons, sidewalk paint and more!
- Bird Feeder. Audrey has a soft heart for all animals. She loves to care for and feed anything. We like to make these feeders and let her watch the birds eat.
- Recycled Crayons. Mo is not as gentle with the crayons as she needs to be so they get broken a lot. We save the pieces and melt them together to make wacky colored recycled crayons.
- Sidewalk Paint is generally for summer but when we get bored we make a batch and use it in the garage. I pull the car out and let them have fun.
- Rice, Beans, Pasta Fun. These are either tubs of dried food with toys hidden or ice cube trays with chop sticks for sorting. Both use up hours of time and are a lot of fun. Clean up is some times a challenge so I confine these to hard floor areas.
|Making bird feeders.|