As you may have read in last week’s Kid’s Corner post I am going to be joining in with What Katy Said’s themed weeks. I loved this idea as soon as I started reading her post’s it’s such a simple way to get yourself being a little more crafty with the children and give everyone’s imagination’s a kick-start!
If your like me you’ll often find your self rummaging through the craft box with no clue what so ever as to what you can actually make so in the end you say “here stick this on some paper” – which they are very happy doing but its nice to sometime have a little more structure!
I have had a very busy week but we still got a few fun activities done and so here goes
Painting with cars
Recently I purchased a Tuff Spot – they always have them at playgroups I’ve been to and they are awesome they make messy play so much cleaner (is that even possible?). So armed with some Paint, a bunch of cars and a big piece of paper we got started!
I randomly squeezed out blobs of paint (washable paint by the way I’m not mental) and the kids got stuck in. Of corse the first thing that happened was Lottie falling into the blob of red paint to be expected with a clumsy 15 month old though yeah?
They loved getting a bit messy and seeing the different tyre marks they could create. They were also really interested in how the colours changed when they mixed together!
So what do you do when your cars (and children) are covered in paint – encourage the to clean up with a good old car wash. Which yes essentially was a washing up bowl filled with soapy water but they loved it this was probably they’re favourite activity out of them all.
Number Car Park
This is a really quick and simple activity to get children thinking about numbers while still having fun with cars. I just drew the ‘car park’ on a big piece of card and gave each space a number then gave Bella couple cars. I deliberately didn’t put the number’s in order as she can count really well but I’m trying to entourage her to recognise the actual number’s, if you have a younger child you could try this with them in the correct order to help with counting.
Bella really enjoyed this and really shocked me with her number skills! I’s a simple activity that could be used over and over again.
Lastly I spotted these little clay car models in Wilko the other day and at £2 each and it being ‘car week’ I quickly grabbed them for the girls. They were a great little activity for them to get on with while I got on with some boring mummy chores.
That’s it for our Car themed week you can read Katy’s here. Next week our theme will be shapes!!