Call me weird but I thought I would share a post on the list of grocery items I keep around to make homemade fun activities for my kids – Less than $25.
I figured it may be best to do this since I am usually using up lots from my pantry and then having to buy more. In addition, I am usually crying on the “inside” about my good rice, oatmeal, flour, etc. that I have just used up:)
The list includes: Quaker oats, rice, cornmeal, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, pasta, salt, baking soda, gelatin, colored cereal, salt, nestle milk, kool-aid, white vinegar, food coloring.
There are a couple other things I discovered I bought after I had already taken the photo – like cream of tartar for using in homemade play dough. We just add more to the list as the need arises.
The most expensive item on this list was the Froot Loops cereal. I paid around $3.38 for it and it also included a free book with this purchase. I have not opened the box yet to see the book.
Needless to say, all of this cost me about $20, with tax, a little less than $25.
Not too bad…Plus our kids, 2 and 1/2 year old and even our 7 month old love getting busy with all kinds of homemade activities.
They seem to prefer them more than just regular toys.
In addition, they learn a lot from these hand-on activities:
explore the senses, tactile learning,creative and imaginative play, large and fine motor skills development such as finger muscles, and the list goes on …..
So,I guess I am not too weird, after all!