Saturday, February 14, 2009

What do YOU do with the kids all day? GIVEAWAY!

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To answer my sweet blogging friend noahandlylasmommi's question, "What do you do with the kids all day?" Here is the answer...
I would love to say that I keep them all on a schedule every day and do lot's of school work with the kids but that just isn't the case everyday. I will say that when I stick to a schedule and have things organized for the kids to do the kids and I have a much better and easier day because they are not just running around all day playing and fighting.

Here are a few ideas of things you can do with them:

1. Circle time is one of the kids favorite times of the day. They each get a baby blanket to sit on (baby blankets are just the right size) and they have to sit on that blanket the whole time. We start out by praying, then I read the Bible to them. I read them scripture from an adult Bible not a kids one, then explain to them what we just read. Kids are never too young to understand the truth of God's word.

2. For their school time I pick one letter, shape, color and number to review for the month. is a great website you can go to and get lots of free worksheets.
Get some posters, flash cards or just make your own with letters, numbers, shapes and colors on them. The kids love learning with them.

3. The kids love having dance parties I put on a CD turn the music up and they have a blast dancing and jumping all around. This is also great for bad weather days they get rid of a lot of energy. Our favorite kids CD to listen to is made by Sovereign Grace Music it's called Awesome God it's all worship songs for children. I love the CD because it's pure theology. If you click on the words Awesome God it will take you to the site where you can listen to the songs and buy the CD if you want (it is only $6, just for the rest of this month!)

I'm also giving one Awesome God CD away. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite activity to do with your kids, or your friends kids, or your families kids, or really just any fun idea you have to do with kids, and you will be entered to win. The winner will be chosen by I will close the comments Friday morning. So check back Friday morning to see if you won.

4. They also like playing with all Kenya's different instruments. If you don have any you can make some. Two paper plates filled with dried beans makes a great shaker.

5. For their school time I pick one letter, shape, color and number to review for the month. is a great website you can go to and get lots of free worksheets.

Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win our giveaway!


Courtney Kay said...

My favorite craft to do with toddlers is finger painting with chocolate pudding! It is a lot of fun if you print out a really cute pig pattern (one with the belly showing) on Pink construction paper!

Misty*Dawn said...

I like to exercise with my kids and crafts are very fun for them. My two older children (ages 13 and 16) even enjoy just creating and making new things. Anything to do with painting or drawing!

Anonymous said...

We build a tent with sheets across the dining room table and a tunnel going under it. We also play hide-and-seek in the house and duck duck goose to burn off some energy. When I need them to calm down I have them go get 3 of their favorite books from the bookshelf and we have story time.
- Gina Dickerson

Lauren said...

We like to go to story time at the library. Then off to the park to burn off some energy. We love free things that gets us out of the house.

noahandlylasmommi said...

I love having story time with my kids. We sit down and read a few books and then color a picture about the book we read. Thanks for the post Vanessa :0)

Mommy said...

Hi Vanessa!
One thing we try to do together everyday is stretches! It keeps our muscles loose and our backs in alignment. (: