It’s the Easter Holiday, so I have been looking for ways to keep our little boy entertained (he’s three, so likes to have something to do all of the time!). Obviously, I don’t just want him to sit in front of the TV/iPad for hours on end, so I try to find him little projects and things to do (when he’s not running around in the garden or making me build ridiculously complicated train tracks!). I sometimes make up little craft projects for him, but occasionally, it’s easier and quicker to just buy something. So, here’s a few ideas to keep your little geekling entertained for a while, so you can make some more coffee!
I love this kind of thing! You can get on with other things (like painting your own Warhammer miniatures) while your little one paints the dinosaurs, or you can join in and paint dinosaurs together. And let’s face it, EVERYONE likes dinosaurs!
This stuff looks amazing! You (I mean, your child) could make all sorts of things….castles, rockets, dragons. Ok, dragons may be a little ambitious, but you get what I mean. This could be a bit messy, though. So I’d suggest putting it inside some sort of container while your child is playing with it.
Someone gave this to our little boy as a Birthday gift. He really enjoyed making and painting it. It comes in sections that you paint and then glue together. Of course, he chose to glue the parts together in a very obscure manner, so it didn’t quite look like the picture on the box.
Duplo is great, especially if your child is just a bit too young for proper Lego (also, it doesn’t hurt quite as much when you tread on it!). We have tonnes of Duplo in our house. This set looks really good, as it comes with a King, knights, treasure, towers and a cannon, among other things. I’d quite like it for myself!
I would have loved this when I was little. This would be a good thing to do together with your child, as everyone likes treasure hunting. Oh, and you could pretend to be pirates, you know, if you want.
Our son loves Play Doh. It keeps him entertained for quite a while, it’s also fairly easy to clean out of your carpet, which is marvelous! There are loads of different Play Doh sets you can buy, but this one is good if you want to teach your child the alphabet or counting, or even basic maths and spelling.