Welcome to this month’s glimpse into the Quiet Time Club! As you might know, each month we choose 5 crafting supplies and base an entire month worth of Quiet Time Play Ideas off of those 5 materials. Typically these materials are ones found in a crafting cupboard (pompoms, elastics, popsicle sticks), but once in awhile we throw in a special supply.
This month we opted for a special supply – syringes! Of course, these can still be easily found at home with various medicine and supplement supplies for little ones. You can also find them at the Dollarstore, borrow extra from friends and family, or grab a great big box for endless fun from Amazon.
Today I thought I would share with you a few of the ways we used these syringes in The Quiet Time Club this month. This would give you a little glimpse into the club, and hopefully entice you to join us!
Just before we jump into these fun ways to play and learn independently with syringes, I thought it would be a great time for me to share with you our Free Quiet Time Play Mats! These are also perfect for pretend play and ideal for Quiet Time. It is amazing what a little inspiration does for our little ones. Grab your Free Quiet Time Playmats right here:
Alright my friend, after getting those Quiet Time Playmats and seeing these Syringe Quiet play ideas, you are going to be set for a weeks worth of blissful quiet time.
Fun ways to play and learn with syringes!
A second crafting supply for this month is pompoms. This is an activity that keeps little ones happily engaged and also builds those all important fine motor skills. Children can push pompoms into the syringe, filling it all the way to the top, and then use tweezers and their problem solving skills to pull each one out again.
Fill up a small bowl with water and grab some sheets of construction paper. As little ones work to fill their syringes with water and squirt them onto the paper they create beautiful works of mess-free art!
Using the power of air, your little one can shoot those pompoms across their bedrooms. Add a line of tape and challenge your child to see how many syringe puffs it takes to get that pompom to cross the line. They will be happily engaged and learning about counting and the value of numbers while building that hand strength and enjoying all the peaceful benefits of Quiet Time.
Vet Pretend Play
No Quiet Time Club is complete without pretend play ideas. Building imagination and leaning into children’s natural ability to play pretend is an absolute must for building creative kids! Throw a few “vet supplies” (bandaids, syringes, brushes, a wash cloth) into a bin with some of your child’s favourite stuffies, and they are set for a Quiet Time pretending to be a vet.
And there you have it! Four fun and easy ways to play and learn with syringes during Quiet Time. Quiet Time really can be this easy! If you liked these ideas, please consider joining The Quiet Time Club! You receive a new idea, just like these, for every single day of the month plus tips and tricks for making sure your Quiet Time is a success.
Thank you so much for reading!