It's not very often that we are greeted with rays of sunshine here on this green isle so with a weekend of nice weather ahead of us here are some ideas of what to do with your smallies to make sure and make the most of it!
What child (or adult) does not love bubbles! Blow them, chase them, burst them, lie back and watch them bounce away.... If you are feeling like something a little more adventurous, try some of the bubble fun in this link.
2. Get some painting done
Maybe you need your fence or shed painted (as long as you are ok with abstract toddler style)
3. Chalk on the pavement
Get some chalk and let their imagination take flight under their feet or draw a hopscotch frame and go old skool! If you can get your hands on Bill Thompson's picture book 'Chalk' too they will really get into it!
4. Make daisy chains
This one brings me right back to my own childhood summers - I don't think I ever mastered it either but I sure as heck tried for hours!
6. Take those bicycles further afield
There is only so much of cycling back and forth to the shop one mother can take - I am definitely looking forward to taking her four wheels somewhere a little further than my local Super Valu.
7. Sand or Water Play
Embrace the mess and fill up your sand/water pit again - try a dinosaur dig, save the Titanic, or bring a few figurines on a trek through the Sahara!
8. Turn them into photographers
These days everything is snap snap snap, taking photos is part of daily life no matter what we are doing. Get a disposable camera (or with your camera phone if you dare!) and challenge them to tick off a scavenger hunt list on a simple walk to the park. Here is a link for a photo hunt that any age could do. If you have older children, try make a pinhole camera!
9. Sunny Science
Turn them into exotic Einsteins and do some sunny day science experiments. With links to make volcanoes and human sundials, I found this page quite good, or my personal favourite, make a rainbow - all you need is a glass of water and a small mirror, read more here.
Take this weatherful opportunity to paint their fingers green and make the world more colourful!
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