2. Scavenger Hunting
The pyramids have nothing on your house. Send your little Indiana Jones’ on a quest to uncover buried treasures in the form of chocolate coins, tiny toys, and more, strategically placed and hiding all throughout your house (I mean, treasure trove). Tuck goodies under rugs and pillows, in cupboards, between couch cushions, and have them mark where they found their loot on a map.
3. Finger Painting
Give you little Picasso’s the excuse to get their creative juices flowing by putting paint to paper—with fingers! And if the idea of letting the little artists finger paint unattended gives you hebejebes to the likes of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream,’ than opt for little fingers in washable finger paints and lay down plenty of plastic under the canvasses.
4. Create a Book Nook
This one is sneaky as it distracts the kids, gets them reading, and slyly gets them to organize their reading materials to boot! Enlist the kids to create a book nook by transporting a shelf of kids’ books into an area that can be organized and made comfy with pillows and blankets, where you can read the afternoon away in peace.
5. Masquerade Party
Just because it’s a boring old Monday, doesn’t mean the kids can’t host a masquerade at your manner. Invite the entire shelf of toys; put tedding in a tie and dolly in a tutu. You can even lend them some of your costume jewelry and the old baby clothes as styling duds.