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Pasta, Crayons + Pegs!


On Monday I finally got out Amelia's crayons from the nursery. I had bought them a few weeks back but had forgotten to sit down with her and let her draw. Every time we eat out she loves to play with the crayons whilst sat in the highchair so I thought I'd give them a go at home too. Of course she wanted to eat them and draw on every thing but the paper although she did finally get the hang of it. 

Recently I have been wanting to get Amelia to play with new things, and as she is always rummaging through our kitchen cupboards I took out some pots and pans and uncooked pasta and let her go wild. To begin with she just sat there banging on the pots but she did move the pasta back and fourth amongst the pots without being shown and of course it ended up all over the floor! She also loves playing with pegs every time I put the washing on the line so I grabbed a handful and gave them to her in a plastic bowl to play with. It's surprising what small things can keep a toddler entertained! 

If anyone has any other suggestions on what you do with your little one for fun let me know! I also have a post coming up soon on Summer activities for Toddlers for a Matalan challenge I'm participating with so keep an eye out with that for some tips! 

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19 comments

  1. Aww she looks like shes having fun! I had a friend come over to visit with an 18 month old once long before I had babies, I had NO toys in the house so I gave her pots, pans and a spoon and she had SO much fun with them lol

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks
    xxx

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  2. Kerry, the photographs that you take are brilliant. Amelia is so lucky, in that she is going to be able to look back at at all of these wonderful photos and re-live these special moments. X

    Alex
    www.Bump-to-Baby.com
    UK based Lifestyle & Parenting Blog

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  3. Haha! I've done this with Alice many times! You can also cook some spaghetti and let them go mad with it!
    What about paints? Very messy, but fun. Chalking in the garden, making forts out of boxes and sheets, musical instruments? Alice mainly follows me about trying to help me with all the chores to be honest!
    xx

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  4. Aww, she's so sweet!!! I used to let our little one play w/the pans, he just LOVED it.

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  5. Ahhh, I love how toddlers just love the simplest things. They are all popular activities in my house too, as is playdough (although if you think she might eat it, go with making your own as then you know it's safe to eat!) and chalks. We also like washing basically anything in the washing up bowl; toys, stones, socks - best off doing this outside. And cornflower and water play is fun too - again, do it outside as it can get messy. x

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  6. Rio loves simple things like both sitting down and rolling the ball to eachother. Looking forward to building dens & going on nature hunts :) Outside chalking maybe? Thats always fun!!

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  7. debbie godbolt28 July 2013 at 01:09

    she has a wonderful imagination lovely pics :)

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  8. She is so sweet! I wouldn't trust mine with crayons when they were her age!

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  9. Boxes are good too, if you have any.

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  10. great imagination and lovely little one

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  11. Emptying cupboards goes down well or even peg bags. It appears to be absorbing just putting things in and out

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  12. awww brill advice my son does all this too really good idea your little girl is so cute lovely post

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  13. I love these pics.She is so cute :)

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  14. lovely pics!

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  15. mine always love playing with pasta too!

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