yesterday it snowed. insert groan here. i will not bore you with my personal beliefs that it should never snow in the month of may, but i will tell you that we pulled out all the rainy day activities i could think of. including a bubble bath with plastic cups of all sizes. practicing pouring has never been so fun or time consuming. benji is also big on giving himself a bubble beard like santa. two year olds make me laugh.
here are a few activities that kept us entertained all afternoon.
alphabet fishing / grab a magnetic fishing rod (or make one with a stick, string and magnet) and pour your alphabet magnets (or make your own letters and attach paperclips) into a container. fish for magnetic letters and numbers too, naming them one by one and pointing out their colors too. then line up your catches into the proper alphabet order.
bean bag quilt toss / spread out a colorful patchwork quilt or an i-spy quilt (we use a blanket with numbers on it) and toss a small beanbag (or hacky sack) onto it. name the item, number or color it landed on and discuss its shape and size.
suitcase relays / our empty suitcase is still out from unpacking from our trip. benji loves rolling it around and parking it in different rooms. yesterday he filled it up with stuffed animals and gave them rides. the zippers, clips and wheels provide instant entertainment.
silly facial feature sticker play / this activity came up as a happy accident. we were playing with a sticker book and benji put a little sticker on his nose. then he wanted to put stickers on his ears, cheeks, forehead and chin. he continued to doll me up as well. we discussed our facial features while embellishing with stickers. we brought out a mirror which added to the fun.
readathon / we piled up the pillows and read stories together. a bowl of pretzels made it feel like a cozy party for two.