1. Beating Bubbles: Pictured above is a little 2 1/2 year old that came to visit and LOVED this activity. Funny, since it’s a favorite of my nine-year-old as well.
2. Hammering Nails: This may seem dangerous, but with the proper nail setting equipment (a clothes pin), my five-year-old hammers every nail that I give him.
3. Sanding and Screws: This is another carpentry activity that is popular with the boys in my home. It costs almost nothing and keeps them entertained.
4. Whisking, Basting, Scraping Bubbles: I HEART bubbles. My kids spend more time learning to use kitchen implements all because of a little soap.
5. Sweeping Center: Who knew sweeping could be fun? And who knew that we didn’t come knowing how to sweep? This demonstration and self-driven practice really has made a difference in my kitchen floor. I just hope your masking tape roll is more cooperative than mine.
6. Dry Pouring: A Montessori school staple, upgraded and adapted for older children. Both my five and nine year old spent a long time one afternoon with a bag of lentils. Kid you not.