swapped on screen for another! I blog mostly at night when the kids are asleep and on the weekends when my husband is home. Blogging is a part time occupation for me now, so my husband supports this accordingly, given me time away from the kids to complete the necessary work. If you have an activity or passion you want to pursue, plan for it. Get the family on board and allocate time across the week that you can have on your own, to attend the class or read the book or visit the library, whatever the case may be. You have to be proactive about this and once
you have the time use it wisely and be disciplined in how you approach it – don’t give yourself any excuses! Learning 4 kids is all about activities for kids. What are some of your favourite activities you have done with your kids? Two of my favourite activities to do with the kids are: Recycled creations – we will often visit the Reverse Art Truck just before school holidays start and stock up items for our “useful box”. I let the kids choose the recycled items we bring home and allow them free reign with them once the school holidays start. They use the glue gun and come up with all sort of amazing creations that they can then play with throughout the rest of the holidays. Inside camping – we don’t go camping anywhere as often as the kids would like. To make up for this we will have a inside camping trip. The kids can either use the beach tent we have or make their own from the house furniture and sheets. We let them sleep in there for the night and replicate camping type activities like toasting marshmallows – we dip them in melted chocolate instead! What would be your best tip for making kids craft activities fun for parents? Don’t over complicate or direct the activity. Kids have way more creativity than adults if given the space to develop and explore their thoughts. I like to provide materials and let the kids work out what the end product will be. For me the focus of a craft activity with the kids is not so much about what they have made at the end, but the process of doing the making – using practical skills like cutting, pasting, measuring, matching, designing etc.
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