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Old 06-10-2010, 09:08 PM   #21
 
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I had forgotten about the I Spy bags. I wonder if S is too old for that? I hate that I might have missed that window because those are so cute!
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #22
 
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I think she would enjoy them still!
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:58 PM   #23
 
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My boys have a ton of costumes that they dress up in, and some barely fit anymore. When Halloween rolls around, they are allowed to choose 2 costumes each, and they are stored (with all the accessories) in a laundry basket in their room.

Since Solly likes to look out the window, you could get him some kiddie binoculars. My kids still like theirs.

Another fun one is this book on how to make paper airplanes. We bought it a long time ago, and it got shelved, and then my oldest brought it out and I've been busily making paper airplanes the last few days. It even comes with fun paper too.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:05 AM   #24
 
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If DS seems bored and needs to expend some energy, we will have a pillow fight. He will stand on my bed and we will have a good pillow fight...complete with lots of giggles.

DS also has a tracing toy that can keep him occupied for long periods of time. It's like the Fisher Price Doodle pro, except it his a projector that projects various images to trace.
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Since Solly likes to look out the window, you could get him some kiddie binoculars. My kids still like theirs.
Oh that reminds me: a magnifying glass! Sandhya has just discovered ours, and Karan has played with it forever. Get a plastic kiddie one because it will be banged around a lot.

My kids love to dress-up also: we have all the old Halloween costumes and a few extras thrown in plus fake jewellery and accessories. They both love trying on hats and masks.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:19 PM   #26
 
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If DS seems bored and needs to expend some energy, we will have a pillow fight. He will stand on my bed and we will have a good pillow fight...complete with lots of giggles.
that reminds me of our airplane game. Works best on the bed with small kids. What you do is lay down on the bed, bring your knees to your chest. The kid places their torso against your feet. Grab their hands and straighten your legs (or arm pits and slightly bent legs for smaller kids). Then just move your legs in different directions to fly around and don't forget the sound effects. Then bounce your legs or alternate bending knees for a little for some turbulence, then roll over on your side and let them crash into the bed.

Warning: they will wear you out doing this.
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Bumping this thread...I need some new ideas for activities around the house for my 4-year-old and 3-year-old while I'm home with them over the summer. We're having a great time visiting the swimming pool and library, but I'd like some new fun stuff to do around the house.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:53 PM   #28
 
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My kids used to love to "paint the house" when they were tiny. I'd give them old paint brushes and buckets of water, and they'd very industriously paint the house, the patio, the driveway, their toys, the doors, everything.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #29
 
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hope no one minds me reviving an old thread, I just though it was unnecessary to start a new one

Today the tot and I are making watercolor paints, figured I would post the link in case anyone would like to try it out!

Lilac Silhouette: DIY watercolors
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