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Homemade Fun for a Homebound Toddler

And just like that, my Macey decided that she wanted to potty train. She doesn’t have a huge vocabulary for a 22-month old, but it is now growing faster than her body.  This kind of decision takes major focus for anyone, much less someone who cannot stand to sit around.  I had a few Spoleto activities along with some errands to run. Instead, we are homebound in some weird tropical weather. How can we give a good effort at this potty-training without making both of us crazy?

Challenge accepted.  I picked some mom-brains, pinned my favorites and tackled this toddler-entertainment task head-on! These are just a few of our activities to help keep sanity close by.

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We are keepin’ it cool for the toddler and pooch thanks to the $12 Walmart Pool.  We already had the play area and just added a plastic pool for that daredevil slide.  This was a great break from indoors when those small rays of sunshine popped through.

 

 

IMG_20160521_103843Growing plants, watering them, naming them, and now greeting the lizards, butterflies and other surprises is a daily treat! We planted more seeds during this rainy weather and now reeping the benefits. 

 

 

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Next came one of my favorite inventions–chalkboard spray paint. An old Ikea table was the perfect match for my future chalkboard table.  Throw in a portable speaker for music, a few snacks, and this activity will last another half hour!

 

Painting and craft time is a mess of fun! Paint takes at least an hour total by the time you set up, paint and clean up, but it is so worth it.

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Later in the day, we sang songs, completed a Pinterest paper plate masterpiece, acted out different animals, read 20+ books and did a stroller jog.

Oh, did I mention this was only one day. What are we going to do for the rest of the week??????

MOMS, WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE STUCK AT HOME?

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