Looking for some things to keep little hands busy during read-alouds or tea time? Here are some of our family favorites:
Paint by Sticker books, especially this Pray by Sticker book from Catholic Family Crate!
Kinetic sand (we usually do this outside!)
How to Draw books (These Draw 50 books are also well-loved and require a little more skill)
Origami (eyeing these books, but we also have a paper airplane one from Usborne we love)
We also love the coloring pages and free printables from Catholic Family Crate.
Water play (like Water Wow or water painting mats, Shining Light Dolls has Catholic water reveal cards now!)
Tape activity book
Book of Easy Crafts
Art Masterpiece Coloring Books
Cross stitch/crochet/knitting kits
Sensory bins! I use cornmeal, dried beans or pasta that I dye naturally, Pom Pom balls, water, and other materials along with these wooden scoops and tools, these super cool funnels, tongs, droppers, animal figurines (like these), cars/trucks, or other household items depending on the sensory bin.
And if you are looking for some great read-aloud material, check out these resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Tea Time
Faith-based series for developing readers
The First Faith Treasury Collection
Favorite chapter book read alouds for young kids
Bible Resources for Kids