Monday Morning Invitations were born during the summer.
I wanted to offer my kids something each week that was a little learn-y, but mostly interesting and fun.
These are the kinds of projects that you want to do with your kids, but who has the time and energy to research a new project every week? And when do you fit projects in amongst homeschooling, home care, showers and life?
I’ve made it easy for you.
Just download the Monday Morning Invitations book, and you’ll have 8-weeks of ideas to get you started.
All you need to do is choose one each week, gather your supplies (I’ve listed what you need on this handy resource page), and set things out for your kids to discover.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to do these projects every week? Do I have to do them on Monday?
No and no. You can spread these projects out over several months, or do them all in a few weeks. It’s entirely up to you.
Also, in my experience, some of these projects tend to stick around a while longer than others. We kept the Slime Factory up for WEEKS.
You also don’t have to do these on Mondays. I just chose Mondays because it worked in our family. Also, by presenting the projects on Mondays, the kids have something to do all week – it’s like a boredom insurance policy.
Are these projects messy?
Yup. For sure.
You’ll probably even want to take some of these project (like the giant bubbles!) outside.
Where do I find supplies?
Like so many homeschool moms I know, Amazon Prime has become a good friend of mine. How else can you get a 5-pack of Astronaut Ice Cream treats delivered to your house in two days?
So a lot of the supplies I list are available through Amazon. I also frequently grab stuff at Target, and occasionally at craft stores.
But I know you’re busy, mama. So to make it easy, I’ve listed the supplies I used on a resource page. You can find it here.
What ages are these projects for?
You know your kids best. Do you have a little one who still eats random things? Maybe hold off or set these projects up in a location where the baby/toddler won’t be tempted.
On the higher end, I think in general, we discount how soothing sensory projects can be for older kids. I LOVE playing with water beads.
So, what I’m saying is, it’s up to you. Don’t let any of your kids eat slime, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting a little messy with your kids because you are having so much fun.
How do I organize my supplies?
I have a cabinet in my dining room that is always stocked with stuff for making. I also utilize bins a lot. We make bubbles in a huge Rubbermaid tub for instance, because they keep for such a long time, as long as you cover them. Same with water beads!
So when you do your shopping, grab a covered bin or two – you’ll thank me later!
OK, are you ready to stop dreading Mondays and the eternal question: “What are we going to do today?”