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Fun rainy day activity for toddlers

Being a mom sure makes you think outside the box sometimes!
Recently, Enzo has discovered activities that involve sitting and working quietly (even if after 20 minutes he gets bored) like playdough or stickers.
I remembered how fun collages can be for little kids, using items of different textures, so I went looking for stuff I could use for collages at the local discount store.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of stuff available, only pipe cleaners which I decided were not at all age-appropriate.
So I bought construction paper and glue. When I got home I proceeded to cut different colored paper in different shapes and sizes. I then gave Enzo a sheet of paper and drew squiggly lines of glue. I showed him how to put the different pieces of colored paper on the glue… Voila … A collage! (Not as 3D as I had hoped, but hey, kept him entertained for another 20 minutes!)

All you need: construction paper, glue and a scissor (of course, parents do the cutting!)

Diana Limongi
welcome! I'm a Latina working mom from Astoria, NY, mom to a trilingual four-year old. I blog about motherhood, Latino issues, women's issues, work/life balance, food, parenting and raising my multilingual and multicultural son!

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