Divide your children up into groups and give each group equal amounts of blocks: (ie. wood blocks, Lincoln Logs, Legos, jumbo blocks), Styrofoam or plastic cups.
The groups will race against each other to see who can build the tallest tower, in a given amount of time.
After time runs out, measure the towers to see which group has built the tallest tower. Then mix up the groups and play again.
You might enjoy these cute sponge blocks courtesy of Toddler Approved.
You can even play a simple, but fun game of Jenga.
Buying finger paints at the store can get really expensive. They run out as soon as you buy them and worse of all you would not want your kiddos sticking their fingers in their mouths.
By no means is this recipe being promoted as edible, but you will not have to worry about your kids eating strange chemicals. So grab a piece of paper and a couple of little hands and have fun.
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups water
- food coloring
- Combine the ingredients, minus the food coloring, in a small saucepan and warm until the mixture thickens.
- Let it completely cool. If the paint comes out too thick thin it out with a little bit of water, until you get your desired consistency.
- Pour the mixture into airtight small containers (empty glass baby food jars are great for this).
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each container until you get your desired color.