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- November 30, 2007 at 2:53 pm #243879
I have a 3 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I also have a 7 month
old that is home all day with us, and a 9 year old that goes to public
school. Full house around here.
I found some good freebies that I sent for through the Crayola site, I
used to homeschool and get teachers samples from them. I got Color
Explosion White sets from them that were bundled 1 pen, 4 small paper
cards. (I got 24 sets of these!) The kids love to each get a single
serving of fun to color these sometimes, and they make paper airplanes
out of the cards after they color them.
If the Crayola freebie has
ended now, it would be easy to make up sets of 3X5 cards with regular
markers or buy some Crayola stuff and bag it up into fun kits.
I really like the color explosion white and the color wonder items
because they are pretty safe from marking of things, the problem is
that they are really expensive for the ammount of time coloring the
kids get compared to a $.99 color book and a box of crayons.
Homemade playdough is always a winner with kids that age. The homemade
type with the cream of tartar in it is so much neater than the
storebought. It does not stick to fingernails and things as bad, and it
is easier to clean up if some gets on the floor.
I still would not use
it on carpeted areas as the food coloring will stain.
Bubbles are always fun for a few minutes. It does get a little boring
and messy if we do it for too long.
We just got the two preschoolers their first 2 wheel bikes with
training wheels. When the weather is nicer and stays nice for more than
one day at a time, we will be going up and down the sidewalk with them.
With both of them being so close in age, it is almost a two person job
just to watch them until they get more comfortable with the bikes.
Dump out the toybox- Whenever I clean the kids room I dump the toybox
over and sort out broken toys. Every time this happens, the kids find
some really treasured toys that have sifted to the bottom and they seem
like new again because the kids missed them 🙂
Sidewalk chalk is fun for boys and girls alike. If you want to get
creative, you could draw a big racetrack for hotwheels or something
You can use your imagination to make a tent (maybe out of a patio table
and an old sheet) and have a picnic lunch in there.
I hope you guy shave a great summer 🙂
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