I didn’t have a craft planned for today, so early this morning, I went down to the playroom and dug out an assortment of nifty things, and set this “little world” up for the Hooligans to explore and play with.
I picked the green felt up at a thrift shop a couple of months ago . It’s one of those things that you roll a jigsaw puzzle up in, but I thought it would be great for making a felt board. It turns out felt boards work better if you cover them with flannel (which I plan to do one of these days), so I just stuck the green thing in a drawer and kind of forgot about it, until this morning, when I was looking for something to place this little set up on.
I got out a few of our Easter decorations – the Easter tree and some wooden bunnies, gathered up some tea-lights, and laid down a piece of blue felt with some corks, seashells, artificial flowers and small animals to make a small pond area.
I put a few fine motor activities out on a tray: the Easter tree decorations, some tiny coloured clothespins, and pom-poms and tongs for filling ice cube trays.
A few badminton birdies and coloured balls to make ice cream cones,
and a big jug of corks with a smaller jug for filling kept “the baby” entertained for a good, long time. She worked away at this, filling the jug twice with the corks.
I had a great time getting creative, setting it all up, and the Hooligans had fun playing with it until it was time to head outside.
It was gorgeous out there today, so we took some of our inside toys out to the deck and spent the rest of the morning in the yard.
The boys were in their glory. They found a little patch of mud in the garden that was soft enough to fill their dump trucks with.
It feels like Spring is just around he corner, but I’ve heard we’re supposed to get 10 to 15 cms of snow tonight so we might not be out of the woods yet!