2 of my children still take naps. It’s when I take a break and then tackle some of the house work, so what can I do with the other 2? If I don’t give them an activity, they usually end up making quite a ruckus playing together. Rather than plopping them in front of a screen, I keep them quiet with simple activities like these. Here are 8 Quiet Time activities that help keep young children occupied.
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Exploring Sensory Bottles
Making several different bottles with different colors and types of liquid and items will inspire lots of exploration.
Playing with Felt
Giving your child different felt shape to play with and create scenes and animals is a great idea. They’re like fuzzy reusable stickers!
Puzzles can be a lot of fun as long as they are age appropriate. Try these free Cube puzzle printables for your preschoolers.
Painting With Q Tips
Painting with q tips is one of my favorite painting activities because it is relatively mess free. Try these free letter printables and let them create their own pictures.
Building with Foam Blocks
Blocks are really fun to play with, but they make a lot of noise. That’s where foam blocks comes in. Here is a great messy activity to do with foam blocks.
Drawing on the Windows
Make your own dry erase board by allowing your children to draw on the windows with dry erase markers. Can they trace what they see outside?
Sensory Table Activities
Sensory tables allow children to do lots of different activities with lots of different substances.
Play-Dough Guessing Game
This is perfect for my girls to do together and it involves one of their favorite things.
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Great ideas! We don’t have any nappers anymore, but I still need a break during the day! Thanks so much for featuring our foam block building activity 🙂
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Puzzles are one of my favorite ways to entertain the kids during quiet time. They are a challenge that helps children learn and have fun. The kids loves to do more complicated puzzles with their great-grandma when we visit her. It shows it is a lifelong way to quietly entertain yourself and continue to challenge your mind.
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