Lets face it, most of the time when we want to do an activity with the kids, it is on the fly. Here are a few of my must have activity supplies that I always have on hand.
- I always have basic craft supplies like pipe cleaners, various sizes of popsicle sticks, feathers, and lots and lots of pom-poms! They are great for crafts but they come in handy for all kinds of activities. I bought a large craft supply kit that had all of this stuff in it for less that $15. I also recommend getting the jumbo pom-poms that are 2″ in diameter. They are so squishy and fun to hold, and much to big to be swallowed.
- Painters tape! Useful for so many activities! It holds things down perfectly, and it’s easy to pull off without leaving a sticky mess.
- Corn starch!!!! This pantry staple has become a necessity in our house. It is useful for messy activities and science experiments. Seriously useful to have on hand.
The other things I recommend are these plastic storage containers. You will see pictures of Asher sitting inside this big one all the time! It is a lifesaver with messy activities. The mess mostly stays inside the container, it’s easy to pickup off the floor when we are done, and easy to wash. It fits perfectly under Asher’s crib for easy out of the way storage.
I also recommend a couple of the smaller containers with lids. It allows me to prepare the activity up on the counter, and easily transport it into the larger bin. Then and when you are done simply pop the lid on and remove from your child’s reach.