We took our normal trip to the library this morning, but it was as if the moment we got home, the tantrums, whining, screaming and running in circles began. It is days like these where I am SO thankful for my creative and artistic mom! I knew that with being stuck indoors, I had to come up with an activity that was a little different than what we do every other day. Today's activity was something my mom has done with Leo in the past, which was practicing letter recognition (for Leo) and coloring a letter and pictures (for Xander).
Not only was Leo excited to use his "dot-dots" (Do A Dot markers), but we are simultaneously working on his skills to get ready for school! Xander is pretty new to using crayons (and not just trying to eat them), so his activity was short-lived, but still good exposure to the fine motor skills like coloring and letter/word practice as well!
All is well now that nap time has begun and I can have maybe an hour (hopefully more) of quiet time, but I know art/activities like these will continue to keep the kids busy, and help Mama stay sane!