What’s more fun than getting all messy? Not much to a child!
Recently we broke out the shaving cream (a standard favorite around my house) and did a little outdoor painting. I set everything up while the kids were napping so that when they awoke they could head outside and start playing. I know generally a lot of child care providers offer a snack as children wake up but the group of children I have now are never hungry until about an hour or so after nap so we get up, play outside or do a project then have snack.
This is what I set up outside: shaving cream, finger paint (3 colors), and different items to paint with. It was a particularly wind day so that’s why I have rocks on the shower curtain liner (these are great and available at Dollar Tree)