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DIY BUSY BAGS

10th April 2017
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Lately I have made some great busy bags/activities for Francie. I pack these activities away and bring them out when we need something new to do together or when we go on holiday and need some quiet, fun activities for the plane etc.

Here are some of my favourite free printables that I have found online (thanks Pinterest!) Simply print, laminate and cut/bind.

Shapes activity book 

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Animal Puzzles 

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Silhouette Matching Game

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Stick the stickers

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I posted this idea on Instagram and wow! You all loved it. Here it is again for those who missed it-this is a great fine motor skill/ hand-eye coordination activity.

All I did was draw funny shapes on a card and put big dots where she must put the stickers. I cut the stickers into small strips so it’s a super easy “do and throw away” task.

Don’t forget this Animal Matching Box which is also great.

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Colour/Peg matching

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I love hardwares and I especially love the paint sample cards so I was so excited when I spotted this great way to use them on Pinterest. If you want to make this activity make sure that you get two of each card so that you can cut one up to make the matching peg. Francie is a little young to decipher the different tones but the twins have loved mastering this one.

Printable roads

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I love these and have printed a whole lot and laminated them. The cars Francie Sugar has are these Melissa & Doug ones but any cars would be great.

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2 STEP, 2 INGREDIENT PLAY DOUGH

17th November 2015
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Play dough is great on any given day but what makes this recipe even better is

  • It only takes two ingredients
  • It takes no cooking
  • Your babes can make it themselves.

Here is what you need:

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  • 1 part hair conditioner
  • 2 parts corn starch flour

Thats it!

The twins were so excited to not only play with play dough for the afternoon but make their own.

We set them out with a big bowl each and a cup. Part of the fun (and learning) is letting your little ones be involved in all the steps.

  • Measure our 1 cup of hair conditioner and empty into the bowl. The girls loved this part.

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  • Then measure out two cups of corn starch flour, pour into bowl. We encouraged the girls to pour the flour into the cup and empty the cup into the bowl.

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  • Mix the two together, using your hands.

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  • And voila! The silkiest, smoothest play dough ever.

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*Bare in mind that the quantities might need slight adjusting because all conditioners have a different texture.

  • If you wish, you can add some drops of food colouring for a colourful effect.

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