This month, we’re challenging little ones with a DIY gaming table! We’ve created a checkerboard table from a kid’s picnic table. This craft will keep little minds active as they hang out with their playmates. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
With these materials you can create a checkerboard table in three easy steps! Plus, this activity table can be used inside on a rainy day or outside to keep your children entertained during a barbeque.
Measure the width and height of the tabletop, cut the wrapping paper to those dimensions and tape the wrapping paper to the table.
Use a marker and ruler to draw the squares of the checkerboard (we created a simpler version of checkers with 24 total squares).
Place three cups on the colored squares closest to the edge of the table on each side of the board. Use different colored cups for each side.
Now your little gamers are ready to play some checkers!
Will you be creating this craft with your family this weekend?
Happy National Cousins Day to all! This family holiday, celebrated each year on July 24, is a day to let all of your cousins knows how much they mean to you! Many of us grow up with our cousins and they end up becoming our lifelong friends. Are some of your little one’s playmates, their cousins? In honor of Cousins Day, we have three play ideas that little family members will love:
Have a tea party: Celebrate by inviting your toddler’s cousins over during snack time! Cousins can spend some time in the playroom pretending to throw a party and enjoy a make believe meal with their table and chairs set.
Do a good deed: Encourage your little one to help their cousins to clean their playroom or bedroom. Kids can work together as a team to put their toys away into a storage chest. Afterwards, kids can draw up some masterpieces and give them to their cousins as presents!
Create a secret cousins club: Toddlers can spend some time outside in one of their playhouses and make it a “cousins only” club for the day. Playmates can play house, have a secret meeting or eat a snack in their backyard hangout.
How will you and your family celebrate Cousins Day?