My DS (2 1/2) had sprained or possibly fractured his foot. He's not even trying to weight bear so I think it's hurting a lot.
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to keep him entertained without spending too much time watching tv / playing i-devices or reading (he's a bit over the couch).
Does anyone have any suggestions? Hopefully not too messy as I've got a 8 month old as well!
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31-05-2012 19:57 #1
Activities for a 2 year old that's not allowed to walk
31-05-2012 20:07 #2Senior Member
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A nice big blob of homemade playdough!
Painting? Food colour and water makes good paint that completely washes out of clothes (takes a few days to come off skin though)
31-05-2012 20:13 #3
Play dough, puzzles, drawing, goop, pegboards, sorting and classifying activites on a tray, cutting, painting - lots of scope here, try bubble painting etc, magnets etc
31-05-2012 20:14 #4
jigsaw puzzles. like those wooden ones with the little handles on each piece
craft stuff - colouring, gluing stuff on paper (coloured paper, cellophane, bits of rope/cord etc), painting but prob messy
helping you cook - sitting on a chair/stool and stiring or adding stuff to the bowl
31-05-2012 20:23 #5
My 2 year old DS will spend hours drawing and coloring in.
31-05-2012 20:25 #6
drawing (get some 'slick stix' - they are SO easy for little ones to draw with - they are a mixture between a crayon and an oil pastel, but non-toxic and easy to wash out).
What about going for a walk with him in a pram? (assuming you have a suitable pram for the 2 of them - maybe you could hire one short term if you don't - eg. a double mountain buggy) He's probably feeling as house bound as you are!
If you set it up in a 'wet' area you could fill a shallow bucket (rectangular laundry type bucket) with water & give him toys to play with. OR, fill it with sand and let him play with sand toys in it.
All the best for a speedy recovery for him!
Edit: Has he seen the GP? If he has broken it he needs proper pain relief and possibly a plaster. A plaster might seem annoying, but it actually provides a fair bit of pain relief too by keeping the sore foot still.
Last edited by mim1; 31-05-2012 at 20:27.
31-05-2012 20:35 #7
You could take a look at www.growingajeweledrose.com. That lady has a heap of cheap and entertaining ideas about sensory play. My DD is a bit young for these ideas but I certainly look forward to the sensory play baths. Spaghetti in the bath for seaweed. Love it.
31-05-2012 20:35 #8
Thanks!! I'm going to try and get him ton use his table tomorrow - might get him to help me with play dough making we've been watching mister maker so might try some easy things from him! My 8 month old is teething as well so it's going to be a great night!!
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DD just had her leg in a cast for 6 weeks, and we:
watched a LOT of playschool
read a million books
went for rides in the pusher
had tea parties
sang every nursery rhyme known to man
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