In a desperate attempt to give my arms a two minute break, I tried out (what I’m calling) a highchair activity. Now, I know I am not the first to come up with this, but I have been so impressed with this paint in a bag activity!
You can also customize it to the age and ability of your child, which is pretty darn cool!
What do I need?
Scotch Tape–clear is best
Washable, Non-toxic Paint
Baby Seat with Tray
What do I do?
Put a dollop of paint in the bag. I choose 2 colors so that it’s a little more stimulating. I remove the air, zip the bag and then attach it to the tray. When attaching the bag to the tray, I tape down all 4 sides and put the opening side farthest from baby!
Then, step back. At first–almost always–he’s unsure. After a couple of minutes, though, watch out! He gets so interested and excited about the bagged paint! I can typically get anywhere of 5-10 minutes of handsfree, no entertainment time.
A plus? Little to no clean up! I pick up the bag and throw it away.
Another plus? You can save the bag and reuse it.
I’ve reused the same bag up to 3 days in a row!
He loves this activity. He still seems to feel like he’s involved in whatever is happening in the kitchen AND is distracted enough that I can get a couple of chores done!
What are some highchair activities that you’ve thought of, tried, or maybe want ME to try first?? Tell me in the comments below!