Backwards Upside-Down Day
The next time bad weather forces you stay indoors with your child, why not make it into a special day? Try following the backwards, upside-down theme throughout the day. Start the day by greeting your child with a “Good night!” Consider letting her wear some of her clothing backwards. Maybe you can have breakfast as the last meal of the day. Here are some other ideas to get you started.
If your family has assigned seats at the table, consider a shift. Let your toddler sit at the head of the table for this meal.
Of course, a backwards meal must start with dessert! You can go the extra step by serving the pie a la mode upside down.
For the main dish, how about a backwards sandwich or tortilla wrap? Put the meat and cheese on the outside with the bread and dressing in between.
Let your child suggest other silly ideas. She might decide to wear her napkin on her head instead of in her lap or to use a fork for her pudding — why not?
Activity for an individual child or a group
Age group: 18–40 months
Duration of activity: 30 minutes