I am new to child minding and currently only have a 7 yr old girl after school for 3 hours each day, I have colouring books, coloured paper, felt tips/pencils/paints, playdoh, animal dominos and we have done some baking but she gets easily bored and after 5/10 mins of doing something asks what she can do next!!!
I have my own 8 mth old daughter so cant give her my full attention the whole time as i have nappy changes, feeding etc to do so need some ideas please!!!!!
I do have another mindee starting next week but she is only 2 yrs old so not really an age to play together.
Sounds like you are giving her too much choice! I think you've offered everything pretty much. You could maybe start a scrap book that she can show to the newie next week. Get loads of old cards, mags etc and get her to sort colours for one page, animals for another etc. That way she'll have something in common with the 2 year old. In my experience (CM) the 2 year old will love the 7 year old and vice versa and keep each other occupied. Good luck