To do: Let your child pack a small puzzle or a few favorite books or toys to take with you to family events.
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: A bag with suitable activities for your child.
If you’re headed to a family or friend’s house for events during holidays or parties, plan ahead by packing a few of your child’s favorite toys!
Even better, the night before your event, plan WITH your child. “Let’s pack 3 activities that you can use at Aunt Jacky’s tomorrow. They need to be small to fit in the car.”
Next, brainstorm suitable choices together. Will there be a table to use a small puzzle? Do they have a yard where you can throw a ball? Are there cousins that you want to share a doll with?
Finally, ask your child to pack their chosen items in a special bag. Place it by the door so you don’t forget! Your child can be in charge of their things, and take them out at a time you agree upon, like after dinner.
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