Just sharing some of our current favorites for keeping the girls entertained and some other great options, too. Everything listed has a free shipping option, as well. So no worries about needing to venture out to a store to get stuff!
Paisley has been doing puzzles like crazy. So I’ll start there.
These floor puzzles are some of our favorite. We actually have several of them. The quality is great and the pieces fit together really nicely. Tons of different pictures to choose from too.
I shared a 4 pack of princess puzzles that Paisley and I were doing, in stories. I tried to find those exact puzzles and could only find them being resold on eBay, but I did find this cute little four pack for $9.99
Marty went and bought this giant pack of chalk and stencils for $12 on Quarantine day 1. The girls have played with it everyday, at some point throughout the day. Plenty of chalk for several kids, too!
P is only 5, but she’s been really obsessed with working on addition lately. So I’m ordering this fun little number toy for her. You can match up the colors, numbers, etc. and you can also take the color coordinated rings and use them for addition practice. Super affordable and it’s wood! I think it would be age-appropriate for kids anywhere from 2-6, different aged kids would just utilize it in different ways.
*SIGH* I have been resisting kinetic sand for YEARS. But Marty brought some home when he went and bought chalk last week and the girls have been OBSESSED. I thought it would be such a mess, but it’s actually not bad. It sticks to itself, for the most part & is SUPER easy to sweep/vacuum up. I’m actually glad he bought it. Both girls have been entertained by it for hours. I’ll share a couple different sets at different prices.
We don’t have this but I saw it the other day (can’t remember where) and it looks like such a fun fidget toy! It’s similar to a rubix cube, but meant for younger kids. You match up the smaller balls (inside) to the colored spot on the ball. Under $8. Definitely worth having around!
This coloring subscription is AMAZING. It’s FIVE dollars a month. Typically you get about 6 hand-drawn coloring pages each month, but Tara has added 20 extra pages this month, for free! You can print the pages as many times as you’d like, and you keep the downloads forever (I can go back and print out pages from several months ago, when we first subscribed). So the pages accumulate over time and you can go back and print out old pages when you need extras! We used to print them out at Office Depot every month, but recently bought a cheap printer so we don’t have to leave the house. The girls love coloring these, but I’m pretty sure I actually enjoy coloring them more than anyone. The best part – nobody is fighting over coloring books/pictures because I print several of each page so we each have one!
I’ll link our printer (if you don’t already have one), where to sign up for the Color Happy subscription ($5) and our favorite markers for these coloring pages.
P’s teacher has been sending daily worksheets to print out and we’ve been doing those but I also wanted to get some hands-on stuff for her to work on addition, counting, etc. So I grabbed a couple things on Amazon! I’ll link a few great options here :
I’ll add more as I think of them or as we get more & more bored! Good luck, mamas! XO