Most importantly, I would like to make the point that my children were left to be bored before making this list. We only supported my children in what they chose to do. All activities were absolutely of their own choosing. I think that is very important that children are allowed to be bored sometimes and to come up with their own, sensible, activities.
1. Playing in the garden with the dog
Floppy particularly liked this one. The children spent quite a lot of time running around after her as well as throwing the ball. H even managed to use the bubbling blowing machine as part of their game. All three of them were chasing after the bubbles.
2. Doing the gardening
Grandma didn’t complain with this one. She loves gardening. S was given a bit more responsibility by being given the shears to trim the hedges, long nettles and the tree. He was watched very carefully and did a fantastic job of helping Grandma with her tasks.
3. Making their own little house cosy
S started by putting in some chairs for him and H to sit on. He then used cardboard boxes to make steps up to the house as well as making a little table. They sat and had a cup of tea, that they had made from the plastic cups and tea pot Great Gran had bought H. Next job was washing the windows of their house. S was very brave and got rid of the cob webs (this was a big deal as he is usually petrified of anything to do with spiders). We weren’t allowed in after that as they had a secret spy meeting. Oops, I think I’ve said too much already!
S. got out all of the paints, newspaper and paper and set himself up on the conservatory floor to paint a picture. I think his main aim was to mix colours to see which he liked the most. He made a variety of greens and oranges, explaining to me which colours he had mixed to achieve these colours, then painted his picture. He spent quite some time, making sure that the whole page was covered.
5. Playing with Play Do’h
After leaving the children for a few minutes to do some adult colouring in, we were presented with some Play Do’h cakes. We ‘ate’ them and they were delicious! There were many, many more made in a variety of colours and sizes. They did manage to mix the colours though. Not a problem as this particular Play Do’h was old and crumbly.
These are some of the things that my children enjoyed doing on one day that we were at Grandma and Granddad’s house. What do you children do when they are bored? Do they have any favourite activities to keep themselves amused?
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