Spring is season of teachable moments: flowers and trees are blooming, new animals are coming out and about, and the weather is warm enough to get outside. TLC for Kids babysitters come to work with cute craft ideas. Here are some activities to help teach children about spring:
1. Cut & Paste a Caterpillar as Long as Your Name. All you need for this activity is construction paper, pipe cleaners, markers, crayons, scissors and glue. Depending on the age of the child you are working with, you can draw circles for the child to cut out or they can draw and cut on their own. During the activity, talk about how caterpillars turn into butterflies and other insects that we see when the weather warms up. This activity will help with fine motor movements, learning their name and letters, and you can practice counting by counting the circles of the caterpillar.
2. Paint a Windsock. All you need is washable paint, construction paper, streamers, and a stapler. Have your children paint on a piece of construction paper, and then use a stapler to turn the paper into a cylinder-like shape. Then, you can either have the children glue streamers to the paper or you can staple them yourself. Hang the windsock outside to see how it moves or the children can run with the sock to create movement. This activity is a great sensory activity, promotes fine motor movement, and gross motor movement if you allow the children to run with their sock.
3. Create a Sun Catcher. All you need for this activity is contact paper, adhesive foam paper, tissue paper, scissors, cupcake wrappers, and water paint. Depending on the age of your child, you can trace flowers on the adhesive foam and the contact paper and have your child cut the flowers out themselves. Then put the foam flower onto the contact paper. Now your child can take the tissue paper and fill the flower however he or she chooses. For the center of the flower, your child can use the cupcake wrapper and add color by dipping it into the water paint. All that’s left to do is stick the flower to the window. If your child isn’t interested in flowers, be creative with the foam and contact paper and trace animals instead. This is a great sensory activity and promotes fine motor skills.
For more ideas, check out the TLC for Kids Pinterest page.
Tennis lovers everywhere are getting ready for the Sony Open in Key Biscayne Florida March 17th through the 30th. Known as tennis’ 5th Grand Slam, the Sony open is a fan favorite and draws a large attendance every year. Call TLC for Kids Miami if you need childcare for this fun event!
Bring the entire family to enjoy fun in the sun and tennis!! TLC for Kids Miami is on-call for you to reserve wonderful babysitters for your kid-free time while you enjoy tennis on the Key or a romantic dinner.
Last year some of the best players in the game competed in the open, and this year is no different. Rafael Nadal, the current number one men’s player in the world, is playing along with other top players like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray.
Competing in the women’s field is Serena Williams, 17-time Grand Slam champion and last year’s Sony Open winner. Also playing are Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, and Li Na.
If you are looking for babysitters that can come to your hotel or resort during these two weeks please contact TLC for Kids. TLC for Kids has been providing safe and convenient in-home or on-site childcare to families for over 25 years. Our experienced South Florida babysitters and nannies are professionally screened and vetted. They are chosen based upon their years experience and commitment to providing the highest quality childcare.
Families can reserve a TLC for Kids sitter for one day or multiple days based upon each family’s needs.
Reserve your South Florida babysitter today on line at tlcforkids.com!