Afternoon Toddler Activity Guide | Week 6
Y’all that Halloween hangover is real. The night itself was so much fun and the kids were the cutest all dressed up (I’ll share pictures soon!) We made the most of their costumes with Halloween parties at dance, preschool, and Daddy’s work. We also went to Trunk or Treat at the church and then our neighborhood party before Trick or Treating! These events spanned over the course of a week and I’m exhausted. It will be nice to get back into a normal routine next week!
If you would like a copy of the daily afternoon survival activities you can check it out here!
I can’t believe we haven’t made this yet, but on tap for Monday is 100 Days of Real Food’s pumpkin bread. It is amazing & my littles eat it up! Check out the recipe here (I turned them into muffins!).
Teach your kiddos about the first Thanksgiving. How Thanksgiving is about being grateful for friends, gathering around the table, and remembering all of the other blessings the Lord has placed in your life. Here are a few books that we are reading.
Scavenger hunts are one of our favorite ways to spice up a walk, especially in this beautiful FALL weather! Ours are never fancy. “Nature” is our theme, so I had the kids brainstorm things we might find or see in nature as we walked around the neighborhood. Some of the things they came up with are leaves, bird, pumpkin, rocks, trees, bugs, ants, and pine cones. Then I created a list by drawing a quick picture and writing the word. This way they could “read” the items. To lengthen the activity instead of just finding each item we talked about tally marks and they counted how many of each item they found.
A Thankful Turkey. The concept is simple. Cut out a turkey body from a grocery paper bag. Pre-cut a bunch of paper feathers. Each day take turns or decide as a unit something we are thankful for. Write it on a feather and add to the turkey. By Thanksgiving you will have quite a fluffy feather & hopefully your kids will have BIG thankful hearts! Yesterday, they said they were thankful for good food that helps them grow. I’m sure today it will be for their magna-tiles, but this mama will take what she can get!
Just let them play! It’s Friday….the weekend is coming. We are watching Cinderella this Friday and eating pizza and maybe even letting them eat TWO pieces of Halloween candy.
I hope you are able to implement some of these activities with your little one next week! I’d love to see pictures of your kiddos enjoying and you surviving your afternoons. Tag @astepinthejourney or use the hashtag #astepinthejourney if you share on instagram or Facebook!
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