Best kids activities in the pandemic
This week marks one year since “Stay at Home” mandates were declared for us here in the U.S. For those of us with children-even us homeschooling moms and even moms with a baby or very young children who felt we were home “so much” already, this was next level. Can we all agree on that in unison? It. Was. A. Lot.
I wrote this post at the start of quarantine rounding up all the resources and recipes I relied on most as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom of three and I still highly recommend it and stand by it. Now, after living through last year, I’m giving my top nine. These are the nine games, toys, books or activities I’d buy 100 times over if given the chance to do it again because they were such a source of joy and entertainment for my kids in such a challenging time.
1. This exact tie-dye kit: look. I’ve been whipping out this tie dye kit for years before this pandemic hit and will continue to do it for many years after it finally ends. The amount of fun the kids and I have while doing tie dye simply makes no sense. It’s squirting color on fabric. Who knows the magic of it but it’s there in this kit, y’all. (Did I just scoop up another one to do tie-dye with them this week? YEP.)
2. Tea set: We’ve amassed quite a few tea sets over the years but in my opinion, the exact tea set you have doesn’t matter. Tea sets make room for some of the sweetest moments between siblings, between siblings and parents and for children and their own imagination. It’s also a great way to practice making invitations, acting proper at a party and being ladies and gentlemen.