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24/07/2013 at 08:29
Now that the summer holidays are upon us, a couple of our play groups aren't running until September so I'm looking for some fun things to do at home with F, preferably with something educational thrown in!
He still doesn't really have the attention span for us to sit and read and he soon gets bored in the garden. I'm not sure if he'd be into colouring or anything yet? I'm just worried that, whilst it's nice to spend time at home, we're both going to end up bored.
Really hope you can inspire me!
24/07/2013 at 08:33
We done ice cube painting the other day. Mix water with food colouring and freeze.
Cornflour and water makes gloop
water with toys etc passes some time
build a wee den, do you have a tunnel?
24/07/2013 at 09:09
I saw this
website recommended the other day and it's got loads of great ideas, organised by age
24/07/2013 at 10:53
I got a big roll of paper from asda and let him loose with paint
We fill up water in different containers and use seives spoons and cups and generally splash about
24/07/2013 at 14:43
CK, I'm loving the den/tunnel idea! Might have to give that a go.
Martime, thank you for the link. I've only had a quick look at the website so far but there looks some great ideas on there.
CP, so far we've only done paining at playgroup and to be honest he was more interested in the pot lids! I'm wondering whether to give it a go again though at home this time. We already have a little water play table in the garden which he loves.
25/07/2013 at 00:24
Oh, good thread. I want to do painting with Isobelle. Will look into the icecube idea too!
25/07/2013 at 12:40
Den building is good.
Chocolate cornflake cakes or rice crispie cakes can be made with a toddler and are fool proof recipes.
I used to cut out pictures from magazines and my daughter would make collages with them - it didn't matter what the pictures were really she just loved to get all gluey.
25/07/2013 at 13:05
As another owner of a 17 month old we tend to read lots of books (N is obsessed with books), we have a water tray and paddling pool in the garden and I chuck various toys in it. Colouring (although our sofa is now orange, sob!). We build bricks, he has a toy kitchen and cooks me some delights, Jigsaws. Bubbles!
25/07/2013 at 14:17
F has loads of books but won't sit still long enough to read more than one page together!
This morning I have ordered some washable markers and a couple of colouring books/plain paper and some flash cards. Next week I plan on sitting down with him in the kitchen and making some rice krispie cakes together. I think I'm also going to get some Cheerios and empty plastic bottles and let him fill them up with the Cheerios (an idea from the website mentioned above). Do you think that will count as snack time as well? Haha!
25/07/2013 at 14:58
We are currently in the garden playing with pastry (that I've made green!) and cookie cutters. It's working well, now that N's stopped trying to eat it!
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