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MaureenMLove · 23/07/2007 17:20
Lego! My boy mindees sit there for hours playing with lego! Start collecting rubbish too. I once covered the table with bits and bobs and my lot stayed there all day. They even moved a little space in front of them for lunch and then got right back to it! Have you got games consoles? There's nothing wrong with a bit of time on them, especially if the weather is rubbish.
MaureenMLove · 23/07/2007 17:26
This has to be the most revolting thing I have ever heard of, but you can bet boys would love it! One of my Guiding friends gave me the recipe, which I have lost, but it would appear that its not that uncommon! There's loads of recipes for it on a Google search!
nannynick · 23/07/2007 18:45
How about trying to have a theme a day:
Craft - Make a bug, such as a paper spider, ladybird etc.
Food - Make bug biscuits, either make biscuits (if you want the activity to last a lot longer time) or use brought biscuits. Ice them, stick on licorice strands for legs.
Outdoors - mini beast hunt
Shoshable · 23/07/2007 19:08
We are going round the world with Disney, starting in Hawaii with Lilo and stitch, making hula skirts and such, eating fresh pineapple, hula dancing(should be a giggle) whale watching on the net (you can Google live streaming from Hawaii) and of course watching the DVD.
Then off to China with Mulan, lots of Chinese food, sword making, bowing to one another ,
Next Africa with the Lion King, making Furry Ears and face painting, trying South African Food (DDIL is SA, so she is doing it), drums and stomp dancing.
North America with Poncahtos and Brother bear, rain dancing (should be sun) feather headdresses and such, war paint, fish for lunch.
That's as far as planned yet, but will try and do onea week.
KaySamuels · 24/07/2007 09:46
I do themes too like shosha and nannynick. Space went down well, as did football theme, french, oceans, wizards, and jungles. Lots of craft and baking activites (all my boy mindees love baking) link to each theme.
Also outdoor stuff like ball games at park with picnic, go kart, bike rides.
We also go to craft workshops at the library, art gallery, we also had a weighing and measuring day once which they really got into (gave each a tape measure, and we shared kitchen and bathroom scales) finding things to measure and weigh and recording it all.
I like older mindees, but find they require a little planning so you can lead them through the day with out the B word coming up (bored - obviously)!
ayla99 · 26/07/2007 09:24
-construction activity using marshmallows & raw spaghetti.
-Spyhunting with water pistols in the woods
-take sketch pads to local museum
-pirates treasure hunts, have the children take turns to set clues for each other
Art Attack Projects
Smart craft projects
Face Painting Darth Maul
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Do Crafts - foam mobile phone case
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