Hello Beautiful People!
I’m so glad you’ve stopped by. No matter where in the world you’re reading this blog, chances are you are indoors because of COVID-19. If you’re like me, you have school-aged children at home and now you’re balancing your work with homeschooling kids. By the way, let me pause here and give a shout-out to all teachers that are doing their best to make sure their students don’t fall behind in this season.
That being said, what’s a mom to do with her children? My daughter and son have been looking for things to do after their school work is completed. They are used to having “specials” when school is in session. I’ve decided to come up with a plan for weekly specials, to help keep them occupied. As often as I can, I’ll have a new blog for you to enjoy.
If you have other ideas that are great for kids, feel free to leave them in the comments and let’s stay motivated. This too shall pass. But until it does, let’s do the best we can to make the most out of our current situation.
Monday Special- Baking
My kids love to bake! Monday afternoon we’ll bake oatmeal cookies. I usually veer from recipes and add my own “flavor” but here’s a recipe to get you started.
Tuesday Special- Spanish
My children’s spinach teacher was kind enough to email the parents websites to use while we’re out of school. I am sharing them with you below:
- Basho & Friends
- Spanish School Bus (Chungaboo)
- Spanish for Kids
Wednesday Special- Nature Journal Making
Take pieces of construction paper (3-4) and fold them in half. From there, staple the crease down the middle. Have your children sit outside or simply look out the window. They should write about and draw what they observe that day (a bird, butterflies, trees, etc.) and how it makes them feel. Adults can join the fun too! Once your journals are created, feel free to use them daily, weekly, or whatever works best for you.
Thursday Special- Music/ Dance
This is 15-20 mins. of playing their favorite songs and letting them dance their hearts out. Super fun and great cardio!
Reviewing the Easter Story
Bonus idea: Homemade slime