This week our imaginative play theme was ‘In the Garden’ which was great, because Lil Man loves being in the garden and would quite happily live in his playhouse, if he could.
Using Baby Sensory as inspiration, I decided we could use our senses as a sort of Bingo game. Basically, we ticked or coloured in a box whenever we saw, heard or smelt something from our list.
The tick list itself can be a fun activity to make for older tots, although as Lil Man is only just 2 years old, I ended up doing this (I got quite into the drawings and colouring in).
Lil Man loved running around the garden looking for things and it was surprising how observant he was. He managed to pick out things that I didn’t even notice, especially when we were listening for sounds, such as; leaves blowing and people chatting in their gardens.
On a different day, I really wanted to get some gardening done, which can prove difficult with small children about. I started by raking up leaves and my way around making it fun was by getting Lil Man to pretend we were farmers. I managed to persuade him to bag up some leaves for me, but when he attempted to ‘tidy up’ by sweeping them, he simply destroyed my already very neat pile. Grrr! Oh well, we had a giggle putting on our best stereotypical Farmers’ voices.