Every summer, our nieces and nephew from Eagle Rock [L.A] come up for a few weeks of San Francisco family fun. Before T was born, we would indulge the kiddos in movies, late dinners, amusement parks, and LOTS of ice cream. Now that T is here, 2, and VERY obsessed with his cousins, we had to recalibrate our summer fun a bit.
Sandcastles + Surfing instead of Amusement Parks. Sidewalk Chalk Art + Breakfast Sandwiches and Shark Cookies dethroned the late night diners. We still do ice cream (T loves strawberry milkshakes) and the movies, but T hangs back with Grandma.
The Sidewalk Chalk Art was a major game changer for our little dude. He has amassed oodles of daycare art since he was a peanut (finger paint, collages, watercolors, stamp art, etc.) but at home, the crayon and markers don’t really rock his world. And I’d love to be one of those whimsical, DIY super mamas, but i’m not. And that’s ok! I’m a musical, dance super mama. And I’ll own that title any day.
Since T loves all things street art, we’ve added a few more rad kids art ideas to our weekends. For the ambitious DIYer to the on-the-go working mamas, these kids art ideas are affordable, super easy, and supremely fun.
What are your kids art ideas for your littles in your life? I’m always on the hunt for new ones for T!