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.
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.
My daughters dont really have a sense of time yet therefore i always before a trip or a big day i do a count down calender for them. This will be the first roadtrip my eldest will actually remember now that she is 4.5yrs as the last time we did a roadtrip she was 2yrs old. Well my 1.5yr old is oblivious to it all she is just enjoying the actiities that goes with the count down calender.
- 4 More sleeps to go: Nail painting
- 3 More sleeps to go: Movie day
- 2 More sleeps to go: TMNT Day
- 1 More sleeps to go : Packing
- No more sleeps to go: Roadtrip!!!!
4 More sleeps to go: Nail painting
We haven’t done nail painting in ages. I decided it was time we did it again. we sat in the garden and i got all types of nail polish and nail art. And eventhough it was not peel off nail polish i let my girls go wild painting their nails.
I did our toes all red and my girlies loved their sparkly red toes.
3 More sleeps to Go: Movie day
We have a couple of movies the girls has not seen. I set up the lounge like a cinema. popped some popcorn and we were good to go.
2 More sleeps to go: TMNT Day
My eldest is obsessed with Teenage mutant Ninja Turtles. So who says girls cant be turtles. And as pizza is my divas favourite thing to eat and ofcourse its the turtles favourite too. What better way than to make a turtle theme pizza lunch.
Today was packing day as its the day before our roadtrip. i did most of the packing but the girles could decide on their favourite shoes and dresses that must go in. Suprisingly i went quite quick an we had the rest of the day free. as we had the rest of the day to our leisure i got out the face painting crayons so my girls could get a bit creative.
Its the day my girls been patiently waiting for. Let the fun begin
A while ago with one of the kiddies meals at a restaurant we got this DIY piggy bank which is actually in a shape of a cow. The girls were bored therefore i got it out and let them paint it. It came with its own paint and brush.
I’m definately keep these paint holders for future use. was nice to not have the girls fighting over sharing paints.
Here is the end result:
I love it…