Last week I talked about our quiet time routine. It is, knock on wood, still working for us. As I mentioned, each day his quiet time bag is filled with a snack, water, a book, and an activity or two. The activities are only available for quiet time and I rotate them, he never sees the same activity two days in a row.
One of his favorites in the rotation is a simple one to put together. All you have to do is take a little stroll down the aisles at a friendly, neighborhood hardware store (or a big box will do).
Gather a bunch of different nuts, bolts, washers and wing nuts. Give them to your toddler. Yep, that’s it.
We got some of the really big ones, our largest bolt is 3/4 inch and it is definitely his favorite at the moment. Most likely it is because it is the easiest for him to manipulate.
He twists, he turns, he clinks them together.
Simple and easy, just the way I like it.
I have another activity to share tomorrow, but we’re on the hunt for a few more. Any ideas? Got any good activities for the 2+ crowd that can be done unsupervised?