I don’t know about you, but the most challenging part of my day seems to be when I am trying to make dinner. It’s the time of day that everyone seems to need my attention and I’m just trying to get dinner made and on the table!I finally realized that the easiest way to survive this “witching hour” is to set up a QUICK AND EASY ACTIVITY to keep the kids occupied while I cook. But the activity needs to be low mess, easy set-up, and not too consuming (because they won’t want to leave the activity when dinner is finally ready if the activity is too exciting!)
Here are some of the best activities I found that accomplish the task with the perfect balance:
2. Tinker Box
Turn your junk drawer into an inventor’s box! This imaginative idea will keep your munchkins busy until dinner is done.
This is soooo simple and a great activity for the witching hour! Grab the pom poms and check this idea out pronto!
8. Crunchy Box
We love offering our munchkins metal cutlery similar to these. The weight is more interesting for them to hold and gets thrown less often. And my munchkins just LOVE helping me sort the cutlery whenever they get the chance!
Another simple activity, but just watch how your tot will spend time clanking and organizing these lids into the muffin tray.
These activities should provide plenty of novelty and entertainment while giving you time to make dinner 🙂 Do you have a favorite activity for this time of day? I’d love to hear it in the comments below!