day 33 – a happy place

Kids love to make and play in cubby houses. Cubbies are small, kid-sized places where children feel a sense of ownership, which is what makes it so special when they invite you in. The easiest way to make a cubby is to throw a sheet, blanket, curtain or similarly large piece of fabric over theContinue reading “day 33 – a happy place”

day 30 – change the batteries

This is going to sound like the dorkiest game ever. And I can’t explain the attraction. But the kid in our life wants this all the time for as long as I can stand it. It produces silence so you can do it while listening to something/someone else. Great for church or coffee with aContinue reading “day 30 – change the batteries”

day 28 – let’s have a tea party

A tea party is always fun, and combines well with other fun things like dressing up, making a cubby and cooking. But you don’t need to bake in order to have a tea party. Make a pot of tea. Then fill a small metal teapot with cold water and let children add cold water toContinue reading “day 28 – let’s have a tea party”

day 22 – dressing up

A dress-up box is a handy thing. Add to it when you have the opportunity with scarves, old hats, gloves, handbags, belts, small adult garments, and those Cinderella high heels you find in perfect condition in opp-shops because no normal adult fits them. Look for fabrics with good textures and patterns – a chiffon scarf,Continue reading “day 22 – dressing up”