A List Maker's Life: Swapping Activities

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Swapping Activities

The kids had a great time putting together foam ornaments today. The kit was part of the activity swap I organized with some of my other mom friends. Thanks, Shelby, for the fun project!

Here were some of the details from our first activity swap!
~Each participating mom made 8 identical activity bags
~Each activity was assembled, with instructions, into a gallon sized zip lock bag
~Each bag was expected to be include an activity geared toward preschool aged children, with enough materials for 2 kids to enjoy
~Each participating family received 8 different bags in return
~Each time I open a new bag my own preschoolers are really excited to find out what our activity will be

This first swap featured a fun variety of crafts, a couple games, a puppet and story, & a great poem activity. I am looking forward to organizing another swap in early January. If you are interested just let me know, we would love to include you. If you live too far away maybe you will consider "hosting" a swap of your own with the friends in your area.


  1. What a great idea. I'd love to be part of your next one!

  2. Those turned out great! I am going to do ours over break next week and maybe some Jolly Lolly's too. :)


  3. I would love to do it the next time, my kids love that stuff!! What a great idea!

  4. I love smiling, Smiling's my favorite!

    - Buddy the Elf


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