I love to be busy, as you can probably tell from my blog. Keeping everyone happy is a bit of a balancing act.
The kids love nothing more than when I take some time out to sit on the mat and play a game.
Jenga is one of our favourites. Everyone can play. It takes nerves of steel. It’s heaps of fun and generally ends with lots of laughter (but sometimes tears!).
What’s your favourite game to play with the kids?
My kids like vegemite sandwiches but they are a little bored by them. So today I jazzed them up a little using my puzzle biscuit cutter.
Of course, this cutter is not designed for cutting through bread but with the crusts cut off it was quite simple. It brought a smile to two faces – you might say I had two happy little vegemites!
I have fond memories from the 70′s of turning my beach towel into a turban. Did you used to do this too? This weekend I introduced my children to this for the first time. They thought it was quite cool….
…but a little lame. They made a simple adjustment and soon the towels were now capes.
That created hours (well at least minutes) of fun!
There’s a bloke out there called Joel…and he’s one cool Dad. Joel makes fun stuff for his kids. He’s a very talented guy.
Whilst I am creative I’m not terribly artistic and some of Joel’s creations look a little tricky to me, but his cereal box marble run is definitely within my capabilities so I decided to give it a go with the boys.
We gathered two cereal boxes, sticky tape, scissors, Joel’s instructions and a bucket of marbles.
We cut out the front of the box and then cut this into strips.
We cut little holes for the marbles to fall through and stuck the strips into the box to act as little ramps.
All done, and ready to roll.
Then the fun began. Hour after hour of rolling marbles down the ramp and lots of laughter. Simple fun.