When the weather is chilly and no-one feels like going out. You have to get very creative. Today i had to scratch deep in my box of magic tricks to keep me 2 divas occupied. Luckily i had a few games i made ages ago but havent introduced it to them yet.
I found the template here. My girls love the memory games on my cellphone but thought it should be interesting to not play it on a deviceMy diva had tones of fun
Found this idea here. My small diva uses the dominos to sort it by colour.
They loved it so much that we decided to go look for more rocks to make more dominos
It kepr them out of mischief and boredom. So yay all around.
My kids are always looking for something to nibble on. So decided to give this recipe a go. All you need is 2 ingredients, puff pastry and cheese of your choice. The girls had so much fun cutting out shapes after i rolled out the dough. i found the sandwich cutters to work very well.Then came the fun part adding the grated cheese.And of course my girls could help but to indulge in a hand or 2 of grated cheese.
I honestly cant fit a workout at the gym into my day. its just not realist for us. Therefore I started searching for exercises to do with the girls. Its better than nothing right? Well i came across this blog and thought this was a brilliant and i was definately going to try it.
I tried alot of different options to make the box but what ultimately worked for me was a baby toy blocks. they are light and bouncy.I sprayed them with Rust-oleum Chalkboard Spray. the chalkboard means i can change the instructions as we wish.I choose to make 3 blocks. 2 to give directions and one to give me the number of repetitions. Then I took it for a test drive. Each girl got a chance to roll the Dye. Then time to read what we need to do.
Then hop to it.We had an absolute blast trying to do some of the instructions, e.g jumping side ways, trying to march and skip at the same time, Kick backwards, fast marching. We loved every min of it and actually work up a bit of a sweat.
Can definately squeeze in 20mins of this into our day.
I have done this craft before a few years ago and now that my youngest can actively participate in such experiments I decided to give it a go. My eldest was too young to remember it.
I gave them a bowl with milk a few drops of blue food colouring in it. Each got a food skewer and a little bit of dish washing liquid in a separate container. You dip the skewer in the dish washing liquid and then dip stick in the milk and watch how the food colouring moves in all direct away from the skewer.
This Sunday morning I found the moon sand in the cupboard i made last year and was pleasantly surprised it is still exactly how i left it when i put it away. Might need to top it up soon but it was still soft and fluffy and mouldable.
Today is dress like mommy day at school. It was a head scratcher as to how we were gonna go about this. then a light bulb went off. My girls love taking photos, therefore the need to dress like mommy when she goes to photoshoots. I always wear white most of the time or gray or black tops to my photoshoots. reason for this is I use myself as a reflector. Lots of people don’t realise but the colour of your clothes reflects onto your subject. Therefore i keep my clothing it very neutral and white reflects lights.
That is why i choose to go with white tops for my girl. I went to the cheapest clothing shop i could find and bought us all white tops. The girls tops are actually boys vests which was even cheaper than t-shirt. the vests were R12 each and my top R40 from PEP. I wanted to show they love photography and I still had some of the Fabric paint in my paint box and started painting on their tops “I Heart Photography” by using my logo. Well at least i tried drawing it. Drawing is not high on my list of skills.
My girls always ask that i put make up on them but we have a rule no make up so today the rule didnt apply as they have to dress like mommy. They were in their element as I mak-up’ed them. Tinker The dog had to feature in some of the Photos.
I just love a school that not only stimulates my kids mentally and physically but also allow my mommy skills to be utilise with all the creative events that they plan. Next event in a few weeks time culture day. Already have my girls outfits ready and waiting :-)