Good morning friends!
How are y’all doing today? I’m feeling really productive today which makes me super excited for this weekend! Today we are going to talk about screen free rainy day activities that you can do with your toddler.
I honestly love staying home on a rainy day. My perfect rainy day agenda would include me sleeping in, sewing, binge watching YouTube, taking a long hot bath while reading a book, etc.. however that doesn’t work for a part- time stay at home mom with a toddler.
Below is a list of my favorite top 5 rainy day screen free toddler activities;
1.)Indoor Trampoline park
*In the vlog below you will see me taking my son to Sky Zone which is a indoor trampoline park in my area. We like to go during Toddler time so he didn’t have to worry about the big kids running into him. He loves running around and jumping on the trampoline. I get to jump on the trampoline too and get some exercising in while my son plays.
*Most libraries have some sort of story time and they also have a play space that’s appropriate for toddler age children. I love that the play space at my local library is close in so the kids can’t run off. I like to bring a book and read a couple chapters while my son plays.
3.)Mall Play Yard
*Best invention ever! My son loves to run around and climb on all the fun things that they have in the play space. I like to treat myself to almond pretzel and green tea before we go inside to play.
4.) Chick fila
*Do I really need to describe how awesome this place is? Nope I think y’all already know where I’m going with on this one.
5.) Dance Party
*To be completely honest we do this All of the time. We love using Alexa or our record player to play music and DANCE! Its good for you and your toddler to move around and its always fun to be silly. We like to dance with scarves in our home.
I hope y’all enjoyed watching us have fun at the trampoline park. I hope those 5 tips were helpful to y’all too as well. Let me know in the comments what do you do with your kids on a rainy day.
Happy Thursday friends!
This week have been super busy for me but I was able to film my very first collab vlog with another YouTube Mama Brittany Lynn! I found her on YouTube through searching for homeschool vlogs and ended subscribering to her channel as well as following her on Instagram. She is such a fun person to watch and her to girls are really adorable. I’m so excited to call her my friend and hope that one day in the near future we could meet in person.
We decided to collab on a organize playroom/ play space idea vlog for y’all. We thought it would be fun to share our toy organization in hopes that it would give you guys ideas if you feel your self at lost on what to do with all your kid(s) toys.
I like to keep this cube self that I got from Target in my son’s room to help hold his extra toys that are not currently in rotation (inside the grey bins). I’ll talked about toy rotation in another blog post but for more you can see how I easily store them away. The top shelves are reserved and quiet play toys in his bedroom.
I love using this toy organizer to hold all of his toys in our living room that he is currently playing with. I like that it’s super easy to clean up and easy for my son to pull toys out without my help. This also encourages independent play.
What child doesn’t like throwing things? Having balls are a must have in our house. My son loves to throw everything! I’ve been encouraging him to throw balls and not his hard cars 🙄. I currently keep his balls in this basket out of the way in the corner.
This is what is currently working for my family in our home. I do like to change things up as I see fit, and as my son gets older his interests changes.
Please watch my vlog to see my toy storage tips and also check out Brittany’s vlog too. I have a bunch of links down below for y’all to check out. I couldn’t find the exact ones that I have but these are close to it.
Toy storage organizer
Toddler saucer chair
6 cube shelf
Fabric bin (for cube shelf)
I got a new toy this past Christmas and I’m finally able to share it with y’all. Its the PE800 embroidery machine by Brother!!! Oh my goodness!!!! I can’t believe I got this for Christmas! I have the best man EVER (love you Ken)!!! I’ve been practicing sewing names on t-shirts for awhile now. I think I got a handle on how to use the embroidery machine.
In a previous vlog I did a very detailed walk through the entire machine. I showed you all the pieces it came with, all the embroidery designs that is on the machine, and I showed how the machine works.
Below I included a few links to some items that have been helpful to me. If you have this embroidery machine please leave me a comment below on your opinion of this machine and any machine embroidery tips that you find could helpful.
Brother pe800 embroidery machine
Tear away stabilizer
Machine embroidery thread
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