Lately I’ve found myself getting the kids started on something and then multi tasking while they do it. I’ll be playing play dough and emptying the dishwasher at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I think getting kids starting on something and encouraging them to play it independently is a good thing, but I want to spend uninterrupted, quality time too.
So I brainstormed simple things that we could do together that wouldn’t require a lot of set up and that we could do with things we already had around the house. I wrote the ideas on popsicle sticks with the plan that we will draw a stick each day and spend uninterrupted time doing that activity together that day.