I’m a work from home mama/my kiddo’s caretaker when she’s not at school. When preschool is done I need to find some crafty and/or fun thing to do with the kiddo, or we will both lose our minds. We usually go walking around the neighborhood (or the mall if it’s raining) to waste time, but my kiddo’s favorite: a playdate. About every week, or two, we head to a preschool friend’s home to play (and to wear-out the kids… they sleep so well after playing with friends for 3 hours). This week it was my turn to host and I decided to mix things up a bit and we called it a “Party” instead of a playdate. A Mickey Mouse party! Even Ramsey the Deer got into the party spirit, notice his Mickey Mouse ears?
We ended up having 8 kids running around my tiny home. It was crazy, but they had a ton of fun! We had puzzles to color, and the kiddo’s room exploded with toys as all of the kids explored her room.
After a bit I set up the Apple TV to play the Mickey’s Magical Math World App game. The kids LOVED the distraction and ended up playing the game nicely together for about an hour. Talk about parent freedom. In the app kids can explore, recognize and identify shapes with Mickey; Play with numbers and patterns within Minnie’s Robot Playground; Ponder early number concepts with Donald; Explore Counting to 10 and early problem solving with Daisy and experiment with shapes, patterns and sorting skills with Goofy. I’m pretty sure the Goofy game was a favorite (he’s one of my favorites, too).
After all the playing, we calmed the kids down with some snacks. Peanut butter bagels with raisin ears!
After everyone left, I let the kiddo play the game by herself. She loved it. Probably the best play date the kiddo has had, and it really didn’t cost much. When my friend’s and I do playmates, we try to all bring food and games, so this wasn’t too different and cost me about the same. Those kid’s had so much fun, and it was so worth it.
P.S. If you downloaded Mickey’s Magical Math World App and love it, be sure to check out Mickey’s Magical Arts World app that will be available in the Apple App Store on February 12, 2015. You can also get daily ideas and activities from the Disney Imagicademy Parents App. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.