One of the things that we go through most in our house is paper. Not even construction paper, but that plain ole white computer paper. Thankfully it’s cheap and can be recycled because boy we sure go through a lot of it!
The other day, as I was scanning our living room floor, I realized how many sheets of paper were used for various activities. A sheet of paper was used to make an umbrella. Another to color on. The another to make a boat. And yet another to make an airplane.
That got me thinking, what other things can we use a simple sheet of paper for with our kiddos? Instead of needing to buy the latest and greatest toy, what if we just bought a ream of paper? Imagine the creativity that could flow out of a simple ream.
I decided to put together a list of things that you can do with a simple piece of paper with your child. Have fun!
- Make an airplane and color it
- Fold paper into a boat
- Make an umbrella by taping it to a pencil
- Simple draw or color a picture on it
- Practice writing letters
- Write a letter to someone
- Make an envelope
- Cut out a snowflake
- Make a mask
- Create a book
- Fold into a fan
- Write down a bucket list
Trust me, there are PLENTY more activities you can do with a single sheet! What are YOUR favorite activities to do with your child, using a simple sheet?