Get dirty, make art with a messy-fun mud painting activity from Activity Room Member of the Month Amanda!
Sometimes the well just runs dry when it comes to hands-on activities. Even the most creative parents need a little help to create fun experiences for their kids.
That’s where our Member of the Month, Amanda, found herself after the birth of her son.
“When my daughter was little, I was actually pretty good at doing activities but I only had one child,” shares Amanda. “When my son came along, I kind of drew a blank before The Activity Room®. I just couldn’t even remember what I used to do with my daughter!”
Handling a toddler and a newborn can be overwhelming. Amanda needed easy-to-do activities that were quick to set-up. The Activity Room® gave her exactly that!
“The Activity Room® has been so great,” Amanda explains. “(I love) having it in my inbox and see what the Activity of the Day is. And I pretty much always have the stuff on hand in the house!”
Even with a plan, not every activity goes along with the model. Different kids have different personalities, as Amanda found out when trying to do DIY activities with her son before The Activity Room®.
“My biggest struggle with doing activities was finding ones that fit my son,” she shares. “He likes to destroy everything and put everything in his mouth. Trying to find activities that they could do together or even that I could do just with him was hard.”
The Activity Room Helps Busy Moms Get Hands-On!
After being in The Activity Room® for over a year, Amanda loves having creative hands-on activities ready to use whenever the mood strikes!
“I want the one-on-one time with them,” Amanda explains. “It’s nice to have what they can do and what they know – whether letters, numbers or cutting skills.”
Watching her kids’ creativity blossom has created an incredible new bond between them – all because of the carefully planned hands-on activities inside The Activity Room®!
“It’s nice to see the smile on their faces when they’ve made something and they’re proud of it,” she shares. “I wouldn’t have that if I let them do it at school or on their own.”
Amanda and her children love The Activity Room® and the positive changes it’s made in their family!
“It’s been over a year now that I’ve been in The Activity Room®, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon!”
Let’s Meet Amanda
How many kids do you have and how old are they?
I have two kids – a daughter age 5 and a son age 20 months
How long have you been in The Activity Room?
About a year, I think.
What is your favorite activity you’ve done in The Activity Room?
We love the spider web pom pom toss!
What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids when you get a few moments?
Trail walks and playing in creeks are some of our favorite things to do!
What’s your best tip for doing activities with your kids?
Just go with it and play with them. Not every activity goes as planned.
But if you
If you were to tell a friend about The Activity Room®, what would you say to them?
The Activity Room® is precious to me.
Before The Activity Room®, I was running out of ideas for things to do with them and was feeling overwhelmed when my second child was born.
But now with The Activity R
Have Messy-Fun Mud Painting with Your Kids!
Ahhhh…kids and mud. They just seem to go together, don’t they?
Which makes mud painting a cool, creative and unusual way to create art!
I love this messy-fun idea to enjoy a fun day outside.
To make your own mud artwork, you’ll need:
- mud or dirt and water
- optional: paper
Collect a pail of dirt and add water to it to make a thin consistency of mud.
Use a paintbrush to paint the mud on a canvas, sidewalk or the house. If you painted on the sidewalk or house, use a hose to wash it off.
Messy-fun Mud Painting Outside Everyday!
I love messy-fun mud painting because it is so fun to see what the kids do with it.
You can prop up the paper on some cardboard to make fun easel. Or, let them paint whatever they want in the yard – as long as it will wash off easily!
Older kids can compare thicknesses of the mud. See it drip when it’s thin.
Is it harder to spread when the mud is thick?
Let little kids just paint the sidewalk and make lines. You could even try making basic shapes or letters out of mud.
Have fun with it and try not to worry about the mess – it cleans up!
Since the hose will be out for cleaning up, have even more fun with these water activities when the kids are done painting!