Quiet Q-Tip Activity

What’s free, easy to make, and kept my one-year-old quietly occupied all the way through a Sunday sermon?

This glorious little spice jar of Q-tips.


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Muffins, Anyone?

When I cook, my daughter is usually happy to play nearby in the living room. But I’ve been trying to find little ways to involve her in the kitchen.

Sometimes, I simply give her different objects to play with. Plastic containers of sprinkles make great maracas (as long as they stay closed). A colander and a wooden spoon make a fun drum set. The colander can double as a peek-a-boo hat—my daughter figured that one out all by herself! Continue reading