Dear Diary: Papa has been at work all weekend. The kids and I have done every activity I can think of and I’m nearing my wits’ end. One more game of “Operation” and I’ll give myself a lobotomy!
I need something cool and fun to do that doesn’t involve buying a bunch of supplies. There’s still a pile of pipe cleaners and puff balls in the closet from the last craft project we tried.
Hang on, there’s somebody at the door…
Each box is a self-contained educational/craft/activity unit based around a specific theme. It’s designed for kids ages 3-6, and the card connects each activity with the skills learned (cognitive, motor, discovery, creative).
Our theme was “Sun, Moon, & Stars.” There was a storybook to read, and binoculars and a chart for tracking the phases of the moon. We set those aside for nighttime, because we wanted stuff to DO!
There was also a complete set of materials to make a paper mache moon night light–and I really mean complete. It had instructions, glue, bowls, balloons, tissue paper, and even a battery-operated tea light.
We started by blowing up the balloon…
…but got a little sidetracked after dropping it and watching it fly around the living room.
I packed the night light kit back in its package to save for another day. Then we found the coolest project of all: Make Your Own Constellations.
We talked about what constellations are, got out the photosensitive paper and star stickers, and got creating. Significant concentration was required.
Jackjack decided to make a tarantula, and I made a scorpion (not pictured).
“The tarantula has 8 legs, 2 eyes, 1 stinger, and 2 pincers.”
We took our creations outside to let the paper do its work. Neighbor Kitty #2 kept us company while we waited.
He was very happy to hang out with us.
We waited for a few minutes, and once the blue color faded it was time to bring our papers in.
A minute in the bathtub, and the star stickers came right off. We set them outside to dry, and when we were done…
…a constellation and a silly face! (In no particular order.) What a fun way to spend the afternoon.
BabbaBox is a theme-based box delivered to your door that allows you to enjoy a little convenience and inspiration! As any parent can attest, the most important thing you can give to your child is quality time. BabbaBox makes this possible by helping you to save time, money, and mindspace.
Just think! Fantastic monthly activities with ALL the materials for kids ages 3-6. Included in the box are 3 projects + 1 bestselling book + digital download + parent surprise gift! The best part? Babbabox makes a GREAT unique gift during the holiday season.
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