Recycled Magnetic Turkey & 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids
"Bring back PLAYTIME, all the time!" is the text that grabs your eye on the back cover of author Asia Citro's, MEd, new book, 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids. Asia Citro is also the creator of the popular activity blog, Fun at Home with Kids.
I believe meaningful playtime is a goal that every parent wants to fulfill-- but for a variety of reasons, imaginative and creative play often gets pushed aside for other readily available toys and activities. With that in mind, this new book, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids comes to the rescue with fun, practical, and creative ways to play.
Simple Sensory Activities
I love that this book acts as a perfect how-to guide for those that may not have made slimes, doughs, small worlds, etc. before OR as inspiration to those that just need some basic outline of play activities but from there feel inspired to do other things--- like we did!
We had the privilege of getting our hands on this book and decided to give one of Asia's Do-It-Yourself Toys a try. We chose to put our own festive spin on the Recycled Mix-and-Match Robots. Since it is near Thanksgiving here, we decided to turn our magnetic robots into magnetic turkeys!!
Simple Two-Ingredient Slime
Basil Seed Slime
Glowing All-Natural Gel Fingerpaints
Glow in the Dark Insect World
150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids includes ideas for babies to ages 5+! So no matter how old your child is currently, you will surely find some activity to keep them busy playing and having fun for the time being and years to come. I'd also like to point out, that although we do not have issues with food allergies in our home, many families do and Asia is aware of that and has made many of her play recipes egg, soy, dairy, etc free so that everyone can play!
I love having books to glean inspiration from and I know my kids enjoy playing, so 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids has been a fun edition to our bookshelf! It would make a great gift for a parent, care-giver, preschool teacher, grandparent, etc! Over on her blog, Fun At Home With Kids, Asia put together an awesome DIY Sensory Kit using her book and some simple products that would make an awesome gift this holiday season!
If you don't see a link for your country, email Asia at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will happily track one down for you!
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