We’ve seen such a transition with the boys ~ they still don’t have many ‘friends’ that will have them over but when we have their cousins over or families with friends their age, they can disappear for hours with minimal ‘issues’ arising. This family is one such family ~ great kids and we always have a fun time when they are over. The kids are awesome ~ I see them playing around the neighborhood and the six year old and three year old, in particular, will always come running over to say hi.
My wife came home with the kids at lunch on Saturday and said, “hey uh so, we’re gonna babysit the (name) kids in a few hours.” She spent a few minutes on Pinterest, got an activity, and off we went to the store for some supplies.
My wife settled on this Frosty activity and she had all eight kids sitting at our kitchen table making their own snowmen. For the most part, the only thing I did for any of the kids was draw three circles for their Frosty Outline. Other than that, they did everything by themselves.
Great and easy activity. We found a holiday Kung Fun Panda (the kids LOVE Kung Fu Panda) so between pizza, making chocolate covered pretzels, Frosty, and Kung Fu Panda, the kiddos were entertained and had a great time. We’ve also been doing our ‘family bed’ (bring out mattresses and layout beds in our basement in front of the TV) which the boys LOVE so it was a fun few days.
I did find this picture from two years ago when we did a similar activity for Halloween . . . . Twin B was in tears because he couldn’t eat the marshmallows. No tears this time. This picture breaks my heart but makes me crack up at the same time. . . . . “What do you mean I can’t eat the marshmallows?!?!?!?!?” Poor kiddo
Happy Holidays! Share your holiday activities please! We are always looking for good ideas.