Inside: Simple frugal idea how to give kids to entertain themselves in a summer (so you can sit for a moment in a shade and have well deserved cup of coffee or tea.
Do you ever get tired of chasing your kids outside? Do you ever wish to sit just for a 5 minutes and have a sip of your favourite beverage in a piece?
No doubt, ever busy mom has been there. Same as I one cold summer afternoon. When my daughter started playing with a wet stick she actually gave me great idea for water play that doesn’t require any preparation.
Who would say that painting with water can be so entertaining for kids. All they need is water and paint brush and you can sit and enjoy observing how little is needed for children to have fun. So simple. Drawing with water is great outdoor play for any time in the year.
One late, a bit cold, summer afternoon I wanted to spend some time on our small but sunny balcony. Had to think how to entertain my 18 month daughter, while I a rest for a few moments in a sun. Much need rest I have to say, because day with a young toddler can burst your energy very easily.
Whoever has a balcony and kids, knows how they love throwing things down. Her favourite, water play and splashing wasn’t an option as it rained earlier that day and I didn’t want her to get wet, it was still windy and not so hot for splashing games.
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I was surprised when she found one wet stick and start drawing on a small table.
Well, well… great idea, little one!
But branch soon stopped working. And than I got a brilliant idea.
Run in to the house, brought her jar filled with water and paint brush.
Not only she draw on balcony floor, she painted fence and chairs.
She also practiced her fine motor skills by moving jar carefully from one place to the other. She didn’t spill a drop from that jar.
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So mommy had a nice half an hour break, watching how my little one is having fun with a jar of water and paintbrush.
Go ahead mom, invite your little one to paint with water and you can have a sit and have a sip well deserved cup of coffee.
But before you go, if you liked this simple idea, take a moment and share it with other busy moms who could use a little bit of rest.