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planetalice Tue 23-Aug-11 15:58:11

Not sure if this is the correct place for this, but.....

What do you do with your little ones to keep them entertained?

Dont worry if it seems obvious as whats obvious to you may not be to me or otherssmile

We can then steal each others ideas smile

ChablisorSancerre Tue 23-Aug-11 16:04:50

Water. Fill bucket from one pot, carry to another pot and empty. Keeps DS2.5 amused for hours!

planetalice Tue 23-Aug-11 16:13:54

Also we can use this for when we are racking our brains what to do today! My baby brain sometimes means all i can think is park, park, park!

I will start one off...

. Make pizzas (muffins cut in half, tomato puree, cheese and toppings) v easy and yummy!
. Potato stamping. Cut shapes into bottoms and stamp into paint.
. Seasonal pictures - go for a walk and pick up seasonal items then stick on paper when you get home.
. DVD afternoon for the older ones. Draw curtains and pop some corn.
. Lots of bubbles in the kitchen sink, stand them on a chair and let them wash their toys - works for mine, especially dollies/cars smile
. Home made playdough.
. Write a letter/make picture and post to a friend/family member.
. Around birtdays or Christmas give them the Argos catalogue and get them to cut or rip out things they like - obviously explain they are not getting everything! Take picture with you when shopping smile
. Go on a bug hunt.
. Swimming - A lido on a hot day is brilliant smile
. Wash the car.
. Create a table football on the kitchen table made out of things around the house.

Hmmmmm not sure if any of those will be any use to anyone?? Hope so smile

Hopefully get some good ideas from you smile

planetalice Tue 23-Aug-11 16:15:27

Thanks Chablisor DS 2.5 would love that and might stop him screaming at me for 2 mins smile

kendalmintcake Tue 23-Aug-11 19:39:00

super site full of ideas..
www.minieco.co.uk/boredom-busters/

MrsVidic Wed 24-Aug-11 07:41:22

After birthdays we cut out the pictures from cards and make pictures with them dd 2yo loves this

Making tents

musttidyupmusttidyup Wed 24-Aug-11 07:45:16

Love this thread already!
-'camping' in the garden with flasks of tea sticks to make a campfire etc
- obstacle courses
- Lego competitions
- puzzle marathon

ProfYaffle Wed 24-Aug-11 07:52:17

Sprinkler in the garden - v cheap and hours of fun.

EarthMotherImNot Wed 24-Aug-11 07:52:24

We have a paved area in our garden and i used to buy cheap packs of chalks and let the drawer on the paving safe in the knowledge that the next shower would wash it clean again.

Bubbles they can blow outside.
On a chair at the sink washing any plastic or unbreakable cups etc.

MyDingaling Wed 24-Aug-11 08:05:43

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/parenting/1218634-A-thread-to-help-do-more-with-the-kids

muslimah28 Wed 24-Aug-11 13:28:51

Like the washing toys in the sink idea ds 15mo will love that.

planetpotty Thu 25-Aug-11 08:36:11

* Changed profile name *
some brilliant ideas there, thanks smile the links were brilliant especially the borebom busters - it's now in my favourites!

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