This post is dedicated to my cute friend who has resorted to tattooing her 2 year-old legs for entertainment while they wait for all of their stuff to be delivered to their new home. Here are a few activities that they can do with a trip to the grocery store. By this point in the summer, we all can use a few quick and easy activities.

Peanut Butter Playdough

It is so easy to whip this up and your child will love being to play with their food or eat their playdough (depending on how you look at it.)


  • 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups honey
  • 4 cups pwdered milk (dry)


Cream peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar, then add honey. Fold in powdered milk.  You can freeze portions for later use, or just go crazy with the whole batch!

Bubble Paints



Bubble solution

A few small bowls

Food coloring


(Extra bubble wands are helpful)


1. Pour a little of the bubble solution into a bowl for each color you want to use.

2. Add food coloring and mix.

3. Dip bubble wand into the solution and blow bubbles over the paper. Experiment with mixing colors and blowing different colored bubbles in the same area.

4. Try turning the bubbles into pictures or making a pattern–or of course, just have fun watching colorful bubbles drift down and pop into a great design.


Fingerprint Pictures




Markers (or colored pencils)


It’s simple: use the inkpads and various parts of your fingertips to make finger prints on the paper. Then use the markers to make the fingerprints into a picture. If you don’t have ink pads around, try simply coloring your finger with a marker. You’ll want to press it down quickly, you can also breath on your finger to moisten it a little.