you are stuck indoors and need something simple and fun to keep the kids
entertained or you are attempting to cook dinner but the kids want your
attention and you need an activity that you don’t have to shop ahead for, then
I have the perfect list for you (be sure to pin so you can find it later). All
the supplies needed to do the following 13 activities are common things found
in every kitchen like spoons, noodles, straws, kitchen strainers, ice cube trays and more.
Easy Play Ideas for Kids with Things Found in Your Kitchen
(Click on the name of the activity to find directions)
Fishing with Magnets by Stir The Wonder (Magnets)
Brush Away Alphabet Germs by Growing Book by Book (Ice Cube Tray)
Investigating Levers Catapult by Munchkins and Moms (Spoons)
Frozen Fractals Sensory Bottle by The Mad Mommy (Water bottle)
Straw Busy Bag by Mommy Needs a Coffee Break (Straws)
Play & Learn with Pasta by Dabbling Momma (Pasta)
Paint on Salt and Ice by The Practical Mom (Water & Salt)
Magic Milk Art by Simple Fun for Kids (Milk)
Baking Soda Letters by Simple Fun for Kids (Cookie Cutters)
Color Sorting Activity by Tiny Tots Adventures (Milk Caps)
Free Form Sculptures by Left Brain Craft Brain (Toothpicks/Skewers)
Simple Sensory Activities by One Time Through (Food Play)
Don’t Drop the Cap Game by A Little Pinch of Perfect (Kitchen Strainer)
Make sure to stop by my lovely co-hosts to see what they have featured:
Valentine’s Day Q-Tip Painting Printables by Totschooling
Love to Learn Linky
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Left Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com): Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids. Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.
Totschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.
One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son. She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity, as well as positive parenting tips.
A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com): Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.
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These are some super great ideas! Thanks for including our pasta play!!
I hear you about running out of room to store toys Katie! My son loves being in the kitchen with me when I'm cooking. Sometimes he helps and sometimes he just wants to be close. Great ideas! Sue