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Ideas for 4 and 6 year old

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Tgger Tue 27-Nov-12 22:33:00

Ok, DS is a bit poorly (earache and temp). He'll be off school tomorrow and DD (just 4) will be home with me too as she doesn't go to nursery on Wed. We will be chilling out and I think the Ipad and the TV will feature along with books, games (both quite into various orchard and similar at the moment).

Just wondered if anyone could inspire me any other easy/low maintenance ideas so we don't all fall out and kill each other. They normally play really well together but DD is just over a similar bug, DS's energy levels are clearly low so I think leaving them to play for any length of time will not be much of an option. DS is not so poorly he just needs to lie on the sofa but he isn't up to speed either.

betterthanthat Tue 27-Nov-12 22:46:41

If you're at all crafty take a look at The Imagination Tree (Facebook and website). She has some fabric imaginative ideas, most v simple. One on there currently for home made snow playdough.

Other than that we usually build a den (chairs and duvet cover/sheets), do junk modelling or they 'help' with housework...

Or failing that eat junk and watch too much tv....

Tgger Tue 27-Nov-12 22:59:28

Ah yes, junk modelling. If I am feeling brave we will do some, they love that. DS had a real phase a year ago but am sure he'd love to do it again.

Should think I will read a load of books, play the odd game (can only cope with so long) and then if they are not self-starting re playing themselves it may be movies and chocolate.... grin.

Tgger Tue 27-Nov-12 22:59:51

Thanks for that website by the way, will look it up.

Choufleur Tue 27-Nov-12 23:07:23

Make silly soup. Couple of big saucepans, jugs of water and stuff from cupboards. Cheap pasta, some rice, get them to chop up some herbs if you grow your own, turmeric to make it yellow ... Keeps ds entertained for ages

Tgger Tue 27-Nov-12 23:13:11

Ah yes, they will both go for that big time. Thanks! Perhaps we will make a magic potion..... just I tend to let them have too much freedom = big mess. Ah well....

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