Kim - posted on 03/23/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi! Can anyone please give me some advice on activities for my 3 year old son that will keep him interested and busy? (I also have a 3 month old!)


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Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2011




Depending on where you live there may be government funded programs for children under 6 yrs. Like in Ontario for example we have Ontario Early Years Centers.

Also, you could try filling a bowl with water and putting some small toys in it ..then pop it in the freezer...When it is frozen have a paint brush and a cup with some salt and let your child uncover the toys with the salt on the paintbrush...keeps them busy for a while and they experiement with textures and temperatures.

Local community centers sometimes have really great programs for for very reasonable prices.

Louise - posted on 03/23/2011




Washable felt pens and paper. Pre made paints for printing and self drawing. Box modeling with grocery boxes and PVA glue. play dough and cutters and press keep children occupied for long periods of time as they like to shape and cut the dough. In the summer a paint pot full of water and a brush to paint all over everything. Children are fascinated on why there drawing disappear in the sunshine. If your really brave some chalk.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 03/23/2011




I have been a SHAM for two years now, it’s a big adjustment after being use to working.
So welcome to the SAHMhood

Well my oldest is now 8 but when he was 3, I liked doing arts and crafts with him.

Finding leafs, and rocks, cutting potatoes in half, painting his hand, very inexpensive.
Coloring with him,

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