It was a very chilled day today, we did little bit of this and a little bit of that. We read a bit, did a bit of yoga, drawing Play dates and even a show and tell Playdate with Scarlett’s school friends. All in a all a good start to the weekend ?
It was a baking day and washing dishes and vacuuming day! ? Might miss the girls helping around the house when schools go back ?
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.
We made play dough this morning. Recipe found here ? https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/ ? 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 https://squiggle-craftingmadeeasysa.myshopify.com/?fbclid=IwAR1WqbBg2aYu78bGg2WnWW2Wo1iq5joGsoK4pfWKwhWkEo885lcZ7_AJ4TE
We tried this experiment yesterday from a science card. It takes 4 days so hoping we have some sugar and salt crystals soon ?
Today we made nature pictures using leaves and flowers from the garden???☘️?? This was a winner, prep was easy and kept the girls busy for a good 35-45 mins ? I did warn the girls that the leaves and flowers might go brown eventually though ?
We made a quick spinner from a cereal box. Tried at first using floss but it didn’t work as well, so ended up using string that we had. Making it took longer than the enjoyment of it though.?
Today we made this easy paper jet game. The points are just for fun but it made it more competitive between the girls to see who could score more points. Just used blank paper taped together that we had and added the peg for weight. You could use newspaper or A4 printer paper, wrapping paper should also work.
And when all else fails, a fort made out of lounge furniture and bedding is a winner. Guess where they have asked to sleep tonight ?
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.