I am really summer dreaming. We are at a stage where we do A LOT everyday because we have to. Attention spans are short, energy is high and learning is at a max. We try to keep it interesting. It is sometimes messy and hopefully it is free- or at the least very cheap.
At our stage with a 2 year old and a baby, here are some things we've done to switch it up so far this winter.
1.Make Lunch/Snack a picnic!
2. Build a fort or tent.
3. Color inside a big box, or open up to make the box flat and color/paint on it.
4. Bring outside toys, inside.
5. Sensory trays-and-plays! All different ways!
6. Just add water!
7. Go somewhere! Even if only for 20 minutes... it is worth it. Change of scenery, new exploration, and sometimes exercise or fresh air!
8. Find books that have been forgotten and read them somewhere different than usual (like in a fort with a flashlight!). Or pop some popcorn for a daytime viewing of a favorite movie.
Those are some ideas we have been exploring this season aside from the usual things like: cooking/baking, coloring/painting, building blocks, dancing, musical instruments, playing with toys, video chatting with someone, and more.
I have complete confidence any Mommy out there does these things, or has the ability to think up their own. But I also know the feeling of foggy thinking through tiredness and searching the internet for ideas- so I hope some of the ones I've shared help switch up your day and inspire you to think of more!