While working on this project over here we’re hemorrhaging money like nobody’s business. As a result I’m learning to do some money save activities with Daughter #1. It’s my ongoing effort to teach her that no, you don’t have to go somewhere every day and no, you don’t have to go to the park every day (I had gotten myself into the habit of that when we lived within walking distance of at least three great parks – then we moved.). Beside, we’ll soon be living on 5 acres of land – there you go – instant park.
First stop – the good old public library. Ya know, those librarians in the kids section there to help you find books on the topic you’re interested in – I use them all the time and they’re always so enthusiastic about helping me. Asked for books on things to do with a 3 year old, outdoor activities with a 3 year old and books about death and dying grandparents – my dad has been sick…
I left the library with more books than I could hope for and we have several projects picked out to try out but one book! No, we don’t have all the supplies that many of the projects ask for but I’m trying to put together a craft box with a par stock of essentials on hand so a crafty book is helping with accomplishing that task.
Next stop: the chamber of commerce to find out what current events are happening in our area. We’re lucky, October has a lot of events happening that we can look forward to and maybe riff off of with a crafting theme.
Do comment on any other ideas for inexpensive/free activities you do with your toddler!