Virtual Playdate via Google Hangouts

We also attempted our first Virtual play date with friends. The girls took out their LEGO and played and chatted for an hour over Google hangouts. I also took Scarlett later for a drive to a friends house to throw something over their wall and ended up having a little chat via their upstairs window. These little interactions make all the difference when you have been social distancing for almost 7 days.

Friends chatting from a safe distance

Play dough always a winner

We made play dough this morning. Recipe found here ? ? A really easy and quick recipe. I added some essential oils but that’s optional.

I am also including a pic of the girls playing with play dough yesterday that a friend gifted them. The play dough came with the most awesome bits and bobs to create and play with. The company is called Squiggle. Check out their website, so many awesome products for indoor imaginative play

Painting an animal peeking through the jungle

We started this weekend self isolating as far as possible and today we kept the girls home in an effort to flatten the curve. Keeping away from everyone is as much important for our health as to others especially the elderly and immunocompromised. In an effort to give inspiration and “help” to those searching for ideas on what activities can be done at home with what is generally found at home I will be sharing some of the activities we do on a daily basis over the next few weeks. Parents at my children’s school have even volunteered to read books for an hour a day over some form of online viewing to help parents get a bit of a breather (some parents still needing to work remotely while having to keep children entertained is difficult). But I digress, today we painted ( we have paints but you could probably use food colouring). It was a good 30 mins down time for me? the aim was to create an animal peeking through a jungle type scenery. Scarlett did the tiger, Leah did the snake. We used a National Geographic Kids magazine we had as inspiration.