I set up 4 stations near me in the dining room area and set a timer for 10 minutes. When the timer goes off the boys rotate to a new activity. It has worked brilliantly this week!! Less fighting, more engaged boys! Who could ask for more?!
Some of the things we've tried are:
- Squinkies in a salt tray
- Big coloring books on the floor
- Mr. Potato Head
I am pretty sure I originally saw this idea at one of my favorite blogs ever, Meaningful Mama., where she shares a tip, craft and character development strategy daily. Be sure and hop over there for some awesomeness.
What do you do to keep your family happy during this challenging time of the day?