That’s the need our new blog series Sanity Savers will seek to fill. We’ll try to post an idea each week (though can’t promise – sometimes we can’t help losing our sanity over here too!) that will help keep your kiddos happy while you get dinner ready.
Today’s activity was inspired by a simple image I saw on Pinterest, from Artful Parent blog. One of the things we’re generally looking for in a Sanity Saver is something that doesn’t require too much time to set up (or clean up!) This idea totally fit the bill.
All you need to do is create a “scavenger hunt” list. Make it cute or scribble it on a piece of paper — your kids won’t really care. Heck, you could even make it a verbal scavenger hunt and TELL them what to do. Just think of things that your child can do independently (but that MIGHT take a little loooonger to do / make / find). For us today, I confined it to inside the house (it was a rainy day.) We had a second page of activities (in case we needed to stretch this longer), which included things like: write your whole name out; write out the whole alphabet; find your pajamas and put them on (bonus!).
Do you have any sanity savers for those times when you need a few moments to yourself? What are your secrets? Please share!