Happy almost Thanksgiving my Canadian friends! Some of you may know that here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving nice and early, giving us plenty of time to space out all the holidays this season has to offer. It is a rather Canadian thing to do, taking things slow and leisurely.
Slow and leisurely, yes, this Canadian girl definitely enjoys that lifestyle. Which is precisely why Quiet Time has played such an important part in our days.
Every day, weekend, holiday, EVERY day, we do a daily quiet time around here. It is just part of our rhythm. After lunch time my children settle into a period of quiet and independent play or reading. Being homeschoolers, this has provided my older children with a chance to have some (much needed) space from one another during the day. And it has also provided me with the (equally much needed) chance to rest and reset before diving into the afternoon’s activities.
This has played such a large role in my life that I decided I was going to share this passion with the world and launched The Quiet Time Club! This Club is for those who are needing that hour a day to catch their breath, reset, and recharge.
Best of all, this period of time actually helps children reset and recharge as well. In fact, it is also the perfect period of time for them to solidify all of those skills they have been learning.
Turns out quiet is very important for humans.
The Quiet Time Club includes everything you need to get quiet time rolling in your home. You receive all the background information you need so you feel confident in knowing how to make this happen. You also receive daily quiet time activities all month long!
Best of all (I know I keep saying, “best of all” but there are just a lot of “best” parts!) we only use 5 crafting materials a month! This means things stay nice and simple for you.
I wanted to share with you one activity from this month in The Quiet Time Club. Our supplies this month included styrofoam balls, pipecleaners, and feathers. Those supplies just happen to mix together to make the cutest little …
This quiet time activity is so simple. Pop some feathers, some cut up pipecleaners, and some styrofoam balls (found at pretty much every dollar store) in a bin and let those little ones make some turkeys.
As they are pushing in the feathers, and pushing in the pipecleaners they are strengthening hands and fine motor skills, too.
As those little ones are playing and exploring with this bin they might just wind up practicing their counting and patterning as well!
The best thing about The Quiet Time Club (there I go again!) is that we use these same materials in so many different ways throughout the month. These same supplies are used later in the month to build letters, sort colours, and count.
Ready to join me in the blissful world of quiet time? See all that awaits you, and join me in The Quiet Time Club, right here: https://shop.howweelearn.com/products/quiet-time-club
I hope this Thanksgiving themed quiet time activity is a fun one for you and your little ones to dive into this holiday season.
Happy holidays, my friend, I am so Thankful for you and all you do for those little ones in your life.
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