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Quiet Time Activities

Ideas for independent play plus stuff to put in your "busy bag" aka life-saving bag of stuff when you are waiting for food, the doctor, etc.

make cardboard looms for the kids ~ you will be amazed by what they can make

Weaving with Kids - Art Bar

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Making Snowmen inside! Say it with me, "Do you wanna build a snowman?"

Making Snowmen... Inside! - Modern Parents Messy Kids

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These ARE brilliant - can't wait to set one up for my new kindergartner!

How to set up a study space anywhere - Modern Parents Messy Kids

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Lots of great ideas here for my little engineer!

Building projects for kids using new materials – STEM activities

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Love this simple concept of setting up invitations to create for raising innovative thinkers - lots of good examples on how to do it here.

Art Activities for Kids: How to Set Up Invitations to Create

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Printable counting cards - I laminated this lovely set and my kids love using them to practice their number writing and counting... a great quiet time activity.

printable number cards

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DIY Sun Prints with Construction Paper

Pink Stripey Socks: DIY Sun Prints with Construction Paper

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Another pinner says::Printed these the second I pinned them. My kids went crazy! I haven't heard a peep from them since they left with the papers in hand. Cool coloring pages for creative kiddos, or just for me. :) fun for indoor recess days

Another pinner says::Printed these the second I pinned them. My kids went crazy! I haven't heard a peep from them since they left with the papers in hand. Cool coloring pages for creative kiddos, or just for me. :) fun for indoor recess days

In The Backseat Activity Book

New Arrivals - House & Home - anthropologie.com

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{ON the GO Backseat Learning} *5 traveling games for kids

ON the GO Backseat Learning - Melissa & Doug Blog

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The perfect quiet time activity! It truly is magic when it comes to getting my kids to settle down and focus after lots of rowdy play.

Quiet Time Trick: Make Calming Lavender Play Dough

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The Educators' Spin On It: Tips on Creating Individual Time for Each Child: Snapshots of Parenting with Purpose