One of the places we miss going to is Main Street Adventures in Newtown. My daughter loves spending time with friends running through the gigantic indoor play space. I caught up with owner (and mom to Chloe, 2), Kayla Buckley last week to find out what they’ve been up to since she closed on 3/16. And she’s sharing 4 easy Mother’s Day crafts that you can do this week with your child.
Kayla, thank you so much for taking time to speak with me! We certainly miss your business in our house (especially on these rainy days). Before we talk Mother’s Day, can you share what you’ve been up to during the closure? How have you been keeping Chloe entertained? Please share any ideas!
During this time Chloe and I have been spending quality time together. Between walks outside and arts and crafts inside. To keep us occupied we have been exploring a lot of the outdoors. She enjoys helping with the yard work, going for rides in the wheel barrow and picking up sticks in the backyard. Indoor we have been working on our letters and counting. We get many of our ideas from Pinterest just by typing in “alphabet activities for toddlers” and “letter activities for toddlers”. We are also working on eating healthy and finding more healthy snacks for us to make and have, we also get ideas from Pinterest under “healthy kid friendly snacks”.
What are you missing most during the quarantine? What is your favorite place to go with Chloe? What are you missing about being open?
During the quarantine we miss all of you! We miss all of our friends that come and play with us at MSA. Just to see all the smiling faces when they arrived to play. We also miss meeting up with friends and family outside of MSA. Chloe and I love to go hiking, Sleeping Giant is our favorite so far we just haven’t made it to the top to see the castle yet.
We can’t wait to see MSA back open. Do you have anything exciting planned for when you re-open?
We can’t wait to be back open. We can’t wait to be able to celebrate birthday parties, have “Parents’ Night out” and just have everyone come back to play. We are working on some exciting new memberships for MSA depending on when we will reopen. We will be opened as soon as it is safe for us to do
Now on to Mother’s Day crafts. I love how you’ve been sharing ideas on your social platforms. You’re amazing with kids and have so much experience with kids of all ages. Can you please share the ideas below?
Of course. Here they are…
CRAFT 1: I LOVE YOU TO PIECES
This craft is pretty simple and can modified based on the age of your child. Draw a heart on a piece of construction paper. Write “I love you to pieces” at the top and have your child sign his or her name at the bottom. Now comes the fun part – your child can either tear up or cut pieces of paper and glue them into the center of the heart.
CRAFT 2: FLOWER POT
The perfect springtime craft! First create flower pots out of brown construction paper. Next, have your child create a hand print on top of the flower pots. He or she can then decorate the top of the “flowers.”
CRAFT 3: HEART CANVAS
For this craft, you’ll need a canvas and a picture of your child. Start by having your child paint the canvas. Once the paint is dry, glue a picture of your child blowing kisses to the bottom of the canvas. Then find different types of paper and cut out hearts.
CRAFT 4: HOMEMADE CARDS
Running out to the store to grab a card is not necessary with these cute card options. All you need is some construction paper, markers, and a little creativity!
Main Street Adventures is looking forward to welcoming everyone back once it is safe to reopen. You can stay up to date with the latest information on this business by following along on Instagram, Facebook, or by visiting www.mainstreetadventuresct.com. You can also purchase a gift card for future use by clicking here.