Winter Day Activities - Guest Post from Creatively Content

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Today is a first for Mess For Less. We have our first guest poster from Turkey. That's right, Turkey! Mess For Less is international! Please welcome Becky who blogs at Creatively Content. There you can find lots of her projects and ideas. She also shares ideas on her faith. Becky is a mom of three and has plenty of ways to keep your little ones busy. Just take a look...


Hi! Winter is here and Christmas has past soooo ... I am passing along 3 fun indoor ideas to break up the mundane and create some extra squeals of delight in your home.  I hope you can find some benefit from these simple activities that we are sending to you from our little west corner of Turkey.

Winter day activity #1 Fleece and Felt

What you will need:
Fleece blanket, felt cut outs and masking tape


Use your fleece blanket like a life size felt board. If you have more than one child, tape off an area for each to have their own fleece board space to create on. 

We purchased a Fun with Felt book years ago that came with a bunch of cut out felt and ideas with all different kinds of creatures to make. However with three kids, I decided to cut out several more pieces of felt on my own and have added some yarn and pom-poms into the mix.  When you cut out the felt pieces make sure to add all kinds of shapes and sizes, and also include a few pieces of yarn and different sizes of pom poms. This activity keeps all three of my kids engaged (ages 8, 5, and 3).



Here are a few of our creations and some ideas for you too. :)



Winter day activity #2 Button Slots

What you will need:
Buttons, shoe box

Use an Exacto knife to cut small and large slots in all different places in the top of the shoe box. If you have a button collection you can give lots of sizes and variety. This activity is for children 3 and up. If you like this, please check out our Super Duper Drop Box .








Winter day activity #3- Chalkboard Painting

What you will need:

chalkboard, paint brushes and water

 

With this idea, the kids seem to enjoy several different brushes of all sizes. The kids initiated this idea and it has brought our chalkboard back into use on a daily basis. 

Sometimes it is just mixing up the things you already have that can help with the longer hours indoors. ~
Happy indoor play to all.

In my little west corner~ 'using what I have'

Becky @ Creatively Content

Thank you so much Becky! I know we be using these great ideas on rainy days. I have three kids too and I love the idea of dividing up the blanket so they each have their own play space. Please be sure to stop by Creatively Content and say hi to Becky. 


Here are some of my favorite posts from Creatively Content:
Homemade Ribbon Wand
DIY Tissue Paper from Napkins
Masking Tape Town


Vicky
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7 comments:

  1. I love the felt mat. What great stories they could tell about the pictures.

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  2. I love the ideas! Very creative!!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog I am so glad you did!! I REALLY need these ideas to entertain my daughters too!!!

    I will make sure I follow on my way out!

    Thank you,

    Brooke
    Start At Home

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  4. I tagged you in my post today :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing Becky's ideas! I'm going to try the button one for sure!

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  6. @ Adventure Academy Mom, It would work well with various ages.
    @ Christine, thanks for stopping by Mess for Less.
    @ Brooke, I am excited to try these ideas with my little ones too.
    @ GodlyRose, thanks so much! I just send you a message.
    @ Thanks for the visit. Isn't Becky super creative?

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  7. The felt on fleece is such a great . I will definitely have to try it when my kids get older.

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