Hey Moms! Anyone else in a state with stay-at-home orders? What are you guys doing to stay sane? Let's share some tips, ideas, and streaming suggestions for when the little ones are in bed.

girlmom x 0 likes

I saw on krazy coupon lady that a lot of streaming services are offering free trials and free streaming. We made play snow yesterday and playing board games. We’re planning on making Oobleck tomorrow and I ordered water beads to try out. I'm also having Vada work in her workbooks prepping for kindergarten. The girls have been making forts and pulling out toys we haven't Used in a while. Once I'm feeling better I'm planning to get back more into a routine.

Cali^Mom F 0 likes

I found my littles (and I) do better if we have a basic schedule. The one I'm using is attached. I'm not rigid about it though and flex around our needs for the day. Plenty of exercise helps us all. I'm also incorporating things like cooking/baking and gardening. I have lots of activity ideas too if anyone wants some. My daughter is 6.

Cali^Mom F 1 like

Ugh. This photo thing sucks. Schedule is: 8:30 Rise and Shine 8:30-9:15 Get It Together (breakfast, get. dressed, etc.) 9:15-9:45 Get Moving (morning walk or other exercise) 9:45-11:30 Time to Learn 11:30-12:30 Lunch 12:30-1:30 Get Creative (Arts & crafts, cooking, baking) 1:30-2:30 Quiet Playtime (reading, puzzles, games, toys) 2:30-3:30 More learning time 3:30-4:00 Choose a chore (everyone does one chore)

Cali^Mom F 0 likes

4:00--5:00 Fresh air and exercise 5:00- 6:00 Free Play (while I do dinner) 6:00-7:00 Dinnertime 7:00-8:00 Bath and Bed Routine 8:00-8:30 Lights out, rose and thorn, night night

Brita H 0 likes

girlmom x3 Cali^Mom F, I am so impressed with your ideas and schedules! You are inspiring me to get more organized!

Mak3 W 0 likes

I ordered a bunch of wood and paint and going to build patio furniture and paint my kids rooms. My kids school has online classes so we are doing that. Lots of Pinterest For cooking ideas.

Brandi T 0 likes

We've Done alphabet Egg hunt letters in eggs then they say what letters they have, turned out sliding glass door into stained art using painters tape & crayola washable Paints, pottery wheel, indoor scavenger hunt, baked & cooked, kept Uppy with balloon, tooty tot song & dance on YouTube, the song Sammy.

Out N 0 likes

Yup, we are going for walks, bike rides, being with our neighbor who we have been with from the start of all this and it's Both of our only contact. I couldn't Keep her kids out of my yard even if I tried. We also started a remodel

Ann A 0 likes

I'm using coloring apps to keep my anxiety and some sanity I suppose I color til I can’t keep my eyes open cuz im so stressed I can't just lay down and fall asleep. Have two sick tots with ear infections and something upper respiratory that is getting each day it seems. Hardly any coughing and sneezing today. I'm also potty training both. I sing with them, do abcs and 123s. We color a page from coloring book. Watch something entertaining like trains. Free play. Get fresh air when not windy.

Ann A 0 likes

Kids put thier own toppings on thier own mini pizza the other day. Now is a good time to try to make a schedule with kids if you haven't already. Make sure kids get fresh air unless quarantined in your area.

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