Hooray, it’s spring!
Our girls are thrilled to be outside again, riding their bikes and playing with neighbors. After a long winter, the birds are returning, flowers are budding, and gardens are being planned! We have pulled out our spring books, decorated the house, and swapped our winter sensory materials for our rainbow-themed invitations to play.
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In case you missed the introduction to our invitation to play series (click here), let me give you a brief introduction to how we structure these fun, simple activities at our house.
It’s the middle of the afternoon, and mom is busy trying to help the older child finish up her school work/homework before making dinner. Younger child is spinning around nearby or doing something quietly destructive in the next room. Mom pulls out an invitation to play to keep everyone calm and connected.
An invitation to play is an easy, open-ended activity that uses just a few materials found around the house, like measuring cups, straws, old magazines, etc. Keeping these activities set aside for special times keeps them interesting and intentionally engaging for when you need 10-15 minutes to get something else done! Best of all, these simple materials can be mixed and matched for countless other activities throughout the year.
This week, I have a freebie for you: a download with FIVE simple invitations to play (including a materials list), a bonus video with even more learning ideas, a book recommendation, and a link to one of our favorite songs to sing about colors!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Melissa @ Rolling Prairie Readers
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