Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!
As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!
Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!
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Step 1: Paint the paper plate yellow and let it dry. We used small paper plates but any size plate will work just fine.
Step 2: Use a pom pom with a clothespin as handle to paint black stripes on the paper plate. Start at the bottom and go about halfway up. Leave the paper plate yellow at the top as this is where we’ll glue the googly eyes.
Step 3: Paint two wooden clothespins black and after they dried up, glue two black pom poms at the top. One pom pom for each clothespin. These will be the bee’s antennae.
11-year-old invents backpack to stop bullying in schools
Have you heard? Makai Samuels- Paige (who was a 6th grader at the time) invented an Anti- Bullying Backpack. Makai was unfortunately bullied in school because of his size and height. “I’m not one of the tallest sixth-graders,” said Samuels-Paige. “I’m one of the shorter ones, so when I get picked on, it makes me feel like I’m nothing, and I want to change that,” he said.
And that he did! Makai Samuels- Paige patented a backpack that has 2 camera, WIFI, GPS, & Walkie- Talkie system. This little genius has blazed the trail and found a way to solve a problem plaguing children all over the world.
Thank you, Makai Samuels- Paige for pushing past opposition and using your genius for good!
If you are wondering how to keep positivity in your home during this quarantine, check out this incredible book by Gabi Garcia called, I Can Do Hard Things. Personaly, I found the book free on Amazon Kindle. It has incredible illustrations as well as powerful affirmations which encourages your child’s mind and heart during this difficult time.
My five year old read this book to me this moring and it blessed my heart. It reminded me of how strong God is and how we too are blessed even in crisis.
You and your little genius has been in the home now for at least a week. A wonderful way to break the monotony is to tap into your inner child.
Remember what it was like playing games like castle… make pretend… or even tag. Throw the rules away and put caution to the wind. Here is a list of fun and simple games that will allow you to let loose. I guarantee, you and your little geniuses will have a ton of fun!
Two teams line up opposite each other, no more than 30 feet apart. The first team agrees to call one player from the opposite team, and chants, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send (player’s name) on over!” The person called runs to the other line and attempts to break the chain (formed by the linking of hands)
Save your little genius from a firy dragon! Take a toy and make it the enemy. Run through the house and pretend that you are doing everything you can to save the prince or princesses life.
This is a great game when you want a calm environment. Put on something “ Fancy” and take out your tea cups. Sit, Pretend, and Sip
Tick Tac Toe
Make the game big by using blankets as the rows and pillows as the X’s and O’s
Have your little genius run around the couch, jump zig zag through the kitchen, do a cartwheel at the front door.
What every you do, have some fun! The children will burn some energy and you will relieve some stress!
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Moms we are the queens of time management! But, while getting things done is important, I want to encourage the moms out there that cant seem to get the ball rolling. You are doing OK! Your children are happy when you are happy. If there are things you would like to accomplish follow these simple steps.
Take a step back
Write a list of what needs to get done
Highlight the top 5 items
Work only on the top 5 highlights
When you complete the first 5 things, get another color marker and highlight 5 more. Keep repeating the process until all items are checked off of the list!
As a parent or guardian, if you want personal time you must master having a schedule! Schedules may seem daunting and tedious, but it will allow you to be intentional about time with your little genius and time with yourself. A schedule does not have to be complex, simply outline what time you play, sleep, go on outings and eat. Setting these simple boundaries will introduce peace into your day and consistency into the day of your little genius.
Parenting can be downright difficult. I want to present to you a helping hand. Being a student of psychology and social behavior as well as a step, foster and biological mother of children varying from age twenty to one, I have tons of tips and tricks to share with you guys so that parenting can become a bit easier. Join me as we become a village of parents and guardians discussing the adventure called parenting.
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