Inside activities for Toddlers

January 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It has been nasty out. It has been cold and snowy and just plain gross. That means the kids and I have been spending a lot of time inside. We really have only gone out a handful of times in the last two weeks. The kids are starting to get stir crazy. They are getting bored, which makes them really whinny. So I did what any mom would do. I googled what to do with Toddlers. One of the ideas that came up was homemade play dough. It wasn’t hard to make so I thought we would give it a shot. Jack loved it. He took his little plastic knife and fork and cut it up and smooshed it between his little hands. He was very serious about the whole thing. Leah on the other hand thought it was gross. She did want her hand it in at all. She would poke it with a fork but that was about it. After about two seconds she started saying “out” and repeated it again and again until I finally got her down.  It is funny how different the kids are. Here are a couple of pictures with the kids and their play dough. I also put the recipe below. If anyone else has any new ideas for inside activities let me know.

Playdough
1 Cup Flour
1/2 cup Salt
1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Oil
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter. 
Instructions.
Mix Together Flour, salt and oil and slowly add water. Cook over low heat stirring occasionally until the dough becomes stiff. Set ball of dough on water paper and let cool. Knead with your hands until the dough is the correct consistancy.
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