When the weather is bad and the children are restless, a mom’s got to think of some way to burn off steam or the boys are gonna get wild! This evening, I had Gresham run across the house just to give him something to do! Then, I ran with him. Then we ran while flapping our arms like birds (his idea). I asked him to think of all the ways that we could get across the room. We ended up thinking of several! We crawled, we bear crawled (legs straight, bottom in the air), and we ran backwards. We jumped. We walked on our knees. We crab walked.
The crab walking was a little tricky with the rider who wanted to be on me! At least he’s a cute rider…
We also did this activity that I saw at The Activity Mom. I gave Gresham two pieces of paper and asked him to walk across the room without touching the carpet. Aidan was the one to actually figure out how – he needed to step onto the second paper, and then reach back and move the first one in front on him to make a new place to step. He had a lot of fun!
Sometimes, a little active play goes a long way – especially when they have to think a little in the process!
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