Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday.
I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the “My Child This Week” sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly.
With each of my kids’ interests, I brainstorm 7 activities to do that week. I jot them down on the simple ‘Activities To Do This Week’ planner.
Below is a sample week of art projects for kids.
5 weekly plans of activities for each one year olds, two year olds, and preschoolers (plus a learning one too!)
Monday: Use Q-tips, instead of a paintbrush, to paint a masterpiece. Supplies: q-tips, paper, paint
Tuesday: Combine art and sensory with contact (sticky) paper taped to the floor, sticky side up. Decorate with small decorative items such as buttons and sequins. Supplies: contact (sticky) paper, small craft items, painter’s tape
Wednesday: Use unusual objects to paint! Make textures with combs, roll on the paint with a rolling pin, and try tape resist! Supplies: paper, paint, rolling pin, comb, painter’s tape
Thursday: Cover the table (or coffee table) with butcher paper completely and draw, draw, draw! Supplies: butcher paper, markers or crayons
Friday: Paint with cookie cutters! Pour paint into a dish and dip cookie cutters to cover and stamp onto paper. Supplies: cookie cutters, paint, paper
Saturday: Write any number on a piece of paper. Trace the number with a paintbrush and glue. Play with sand on the paper and shake it off! It’ll stick to the number to create a texture! Supplies: paper, pencil, school glue, paintbrush, sand
Sunday: Make window paint using dish soap, corn starch and food coloring. Paint the window with brushes and sponges. Supplies: dish soap, corn starch, food coloring, sponges or paintbrushes, window, dishes