The Modern Mom
August 19, 2014
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Keeping children occupied can seem difficult. Moms, dads and grandparents turn to the Internet to find new ways to keep children occupied. Sometimes, the easiest activities can be the most fun for children. Gather a few materials that can be used in a wide variety of ways so that children are always equipped with the necessary craft items to keep them occupied.

Children always need paper, they are Paper Chaser to themselves too. Paper can be used in a variety of ways. For instance, a fun activity is to create different animals through origami. These folded figures can be used to create mobiles or to use as play figurines. Children love drawing on paper, but paper can also be used to create three-dimensional geometrical shapes or tiny play houses. Copy paper, such as branded products, works the best for crafts. Paper can be used for leaf rubbings and holiday decorations.

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Sidewalk chalk, in a variety of colors, is another craft item that can be used in a variety of ways. For instance, along with being used to create pictures on the sidewalk or driveway, many games can be explored, such as hopscotch and creating large dress-up dolls. Using sidewalk chalk is a fun way to teach children how to tell time and practice writing letters. A fun activity for children involves wetting sidewalk chalk and allowing them to paint themselves. It quickly comes off with water so children can do this activity before entering the pool.

Always keep pencils, markers and crayons on-hand too. These provide hours of endless fun for children.

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