The Mommy & Me Book Club. They read books, create art, and have fun activities all relating to a theme. As a former preschool teacher, this sounded like a lot of fun and very doable at my home.
I am a member of a super mom's group I found on Meetup.com This is a great place to find a play group (or any kind of group) in your area. I talked to one of the leaders and she added me to the calendar.
For January, our theme was winter/snow:
I created a winter sensory bowl using epson salt, blue rice, and snowflake confetti .
Then I added scoops, bowls, Arctic animals, and a 2nd bowl filled with shredded white paper, just for fun.
For art, the kids created "snow" pictures using white paint and corks. While the paint was wet, I gave them a small amount of silver glitter (in a bowl) to sprinkle on the page.
Then it was snack time. We created Cinnamon Snowflakes. The recipe was from Come Together Kids and pinned on Pinterest. Due to the age of the kids, I did the cutting, but they were able to shake on the cinnamon and sugar. I have an adorable, clear, bear shaped shaker. I mix cinnamon and sugar to keep inside. It was perfect for the kids to use. They loved this treat so much I couldn't make enough of them. The parents too!
So that was our first Mommy & Me Book Club! It was a small group which was good for a first time. For February, I'm expecting a much larger group and I'm very nervous. The kids loved playing together and the moms loved the time to talk. It's a win, win!