My house has been way too noisy lately! I’m not sure if it’s spring fever or cabin fever or the beginning of an actual fever but my kids have been loud…headache-inducing loud…blood-curdeling loud. Something had to be done. Here are my attempts…they seem to be working…it’s too soon to tell.
Attempt at not screaming at my kids #1 (ironic I know, screaming at kids for screaming): Quiet time activities.
I found pirate printables that I made into a letter matching file folder game for Michael…can you tell I was an elementary teacher? Honestly, it was simple. The bare minimum you need to make this is a folder, clear packing tape, scissors, and the printables (they’re free!). I used a laminator (from my teaching days) and a paper-cutter but they really aren’t necessary. Michael has to match the lower case letters to the uppercase letters. The end product looks like this…
I made a few other activities like this and also found some workbooks on sale at Target of 30 cents each.
Attempt #2: a huge paper roll
Who knew paper could be so exciting just because it’s big!?! I had read on Pintrest that some newspapers sell their leftover rolls of paper cheap so I called my local newspaper…the bad news…they don’t sell them…the good news…they give them away!!!! For Free!!! I have enough craft paper to last for years…seriously, for YEARS. The kids think it’s great. We traced their bodies, colored, and made a town for Michael’s cars.
My house is a little quieter. Let’s face it, it won’t be quiet for years…and then I’ll be complaining that it’s too quiet…the grass is always greener.