While you are at home for the next few weeks, use these resources to teach your kids, work on self care, parenting, working from home, and preparation and organization.
When I heard about this Stay at Home Survival Bundle, I wanted to share it with you right away. If you’re anything like me, you are going a little crazy, getting frustrated with kids, and can’t wait for life to get back to normal. Maybe your even a little sad, angry, and feeling defeated. I’m feeling the same way. This Stay at Home Bundle has helped me get some of my sanity back, and get a handle on things.
One thing that has been really frustrating is all the extra time we now have at home that I need to fill with activities so my kids don’t scream and yell at each other and so they aren’t on electronics every day. Normally, we would be gone a couple days a week all day, and then in the afternoon of every weekday for sports. So I’ve been struggling to find things for my kids to do. And I prefer the activities to be something they can do on their own.
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Here are some of the printables from the bundle for kids I am enjoying.
How to Draw lessons– my kids love to draw and this product has 200 animals, landscapes, dinosaurs, and lots more to draw. I really like how she has you fold the paper to create guide lines while drawing.
Letters around the world- I’ve been wanting to teach my kids more about geography and this is a fun way to learn the letters of the alphabet and the countries in the world.
The Activity Gratitude Journal- I love how this gratitude journal teaches that we should find things to be grateful for and I think it’s very important to write them down so we can remember them. Especially during this difficult time.
Frog and Monarch Butterfly Life-cycle- Science is a big part of life and learning about butterflies and frogs can be tons of fun, especially for little kids. And I thought it would be so fun to couple these lessons with live butterflies and frogs. So I bought this Butterfly Garden and Tadpole Growing kit (who new they had frog growing kits. I think this is so cool!). Kids love to watch these insects and amphibians grow. And the best part, you let them go into the wild!
Another thing I’m finding a hard time with is self care. It is difficult to find 5 minutes a lone, let alone an hour. Here is a list of some self care items I have found enjoyable.
Adult Mandala Coloring Book- I like coloring, but never do it. As a mom, wife, cook, house cleaner, chauffeur, etc, life is so busy. Sitting down and coloring can be so therapeutic and allow some rest for our minds. I’ve printed a few of these and put them on my desk to do when I want some down time. All my kids really like them too.
The tired moms guide to getting it done- This guide gives great step-by-step instructions to getting tasks done so we can progress. Sometimes tasks seem to big to do and this workbook helps you break the task down into actionable steps.
Better than a Box- Dinner is one area of homemaking I don’t love. Probably because I have to do it every night. Yes, I can have kids help, but I still have to be on top of it and delegate. I prefer cooking from scratch, rather than using pre-boxed meals. This is more than just a cookbook. She teaches you how to reverse engineer recipes to make them your own and make them from scratch.
Here are some great parenting courses that I think you will enjoy implementing.
Back to the basics Screen Time Formula- I needed this. I have such a hard time deciding what times I should allow electronics and for how long. This guide gives step-by-step instructions to help find which formula works best for you and your family.
The intentional stay at home mom- Whether you are a working mom or stay at home mom, right now most of us are stay at home moms until things get back to normal. This course will help you shift your mindset so you can be the best mom.
Family Conversation Cards- I am always looking for ways to teach my kids to have meaningful conversations and learn deeper things about each other, so I really enjoy these conversation cards. They are great for dinner time conversations or just to pass some time. These would also be great for a one-on-one date with a parent and child.
These are just a few of the resources available in the Stay at Home Survival Bundle. I have only gotten through a few of the resources but am really excited to use them all. It is such an affordable price for some great products that will give you lots of value during this time that we are spending at home. The cost of the bundle is $19.97 for 21 resources ($493 value). But you only have two days to buy it. The deal ends on Wed, April 8th 2020 at 11:59pm.
To find out more details and to buy the bundle, click here.
I wanted to sweeten the deal by throwing in a few of my own printables, if you buy the bundle. I’ve created a Habit Tracking Chart and Guess the Animal game. We’ve been working on goals in our house, and having a habit tracking chart that is visible gives lots of motivation. My kids are more likely to accomplish a goal if they can mark off their progress and see how far they need to go. I also think little incentives along the way is another great motivator.
And then I created Guess the Animal game to give one more fun game they can do together. In this game, you hold a picture of the animal up on your forehead so you can’t see the animal but everyone else can. Then they give hints and clues without saying the name of the animal and you have to guess what kind of animal it is. It’s a fun way to work the brain.
All you have to do to get these free printable resources from me is email me your receipt of your purchase of the Stay at Home Survival Bundle and I will send you the Habit Tracking Chart and Guess the Animal game. You can find my email here.
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