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    Default fun activities at home

    Hi there

    I [text removed by a moderator] am currently wanting to collate a list of fun activities to do at home with your children.

    What are your favourite activities to do at home with your children?

    I will then give everyone details of hopefully a LONG survival list

    thanks

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    Painting, drawing, building with blocks, pretend play with toys, singing songs, reading books. Thats all I can think off at the moment.

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    Painting! With brushes, sponges, stamps, fingers etc Drawing with crayons, chalk, markers. Crafts, like sticking colored paper onto lined pictures

    Outdoor fun!! Sandpit is a fav at my house. Also slide, swings, throwing/kicking balls around, gardening, trampoline

    Books, sticker books, jigsaw puzzles, magnet games, pretend games (cooking, picnic with play food... Looking after "baby")

    Music and songs and a bit of a boogie

    When I'm tired - educational apps on the iPad

    Oh and when she's a bit older, we're going to bake cupcakes. With frosting ;b

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    Playdoh?

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    For older kids....
    * Simple version of scrapbooking using 1 or 2 photos and then pencils, textas, stickers etc.
    * Create and tend a small garden of flowers.
    * Play restaurants with food that is already in the house or is easy to prepare.
    * Cotton ball races across the table...each player has a straw and a cotton ball. The winner is the first one to blow their cotton ball across the table.
    * Wrap the kids in clean loo paper so they look like Eygptian Mummies...giggles galore and then photograph them

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    Hehe very cute and creative ideas there!

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    We have pirate day - make hats out of newspaper, make a treasure map and hide their favourite toy at the end, put sheets over chairs to make caves and use the couch cushions for the ship.

    French Cricket - use a tennis racket instead of a bat, though when we didn't have a tennis racket we fashioned one out of a cereal box and loo rolls stuck together. Made for a craft activity first.

    Inside games - Freeze. Dead Fish (for peace and quiet lol even if it only lasts a minute)

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    Backyard races on the lawn
    Picnic lunch/morning or afternoon teas on back lawn
    totem tennis/ soccer/ outdoor bowling/ golf etc
    scooter and bike races
    Laying in the sun on the hammock singing silly songs having cuddles
    swimming in pool/spa; outdoor water play with clam shell/ playmat/playtable
    Memory card games (can make your own and cut out)
    Cars; playing races on a car mat
    Catching the washing as mummy throws it from the washing line once dry
    tv/movies/computer time
    involvement with cooking; just give age appropriate task and tools
    gardening; who can fill their bucket with weeds quicker; who can empty their bucket of mulch quicker.
    check the letterbox like 10x a day.

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    Add some different coloured food dyes to different batches of water. Freeze in ice cube trays, keeping the colours separate. Remove from freezer, "paint" outside with the melting ice cubes. Makes some beautiful pastel colours on the paper and is is non toxic, easy to clean and free.

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    Default Re: fun activities at home

    Ive started making up a 'craft box' for DD with a whole heap of buttons ( she loves them) coloured straws, cardboard boxes, envelopes. Im going to add any recyclable containers like egg cartons, yogurt containers, toilet rolls and put some bits of felt, old material etc to make cards, pretty pictures or just to play with.

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