We had a lovely, laid-back morning here the other day, and I managed to keep the kids happy and thoroughly entertained, thanks to a couple of great websites and free activities.
With no plans in place, I popped over to my Fun Kids Stuff board on Pinterest for some inspiration to do something different. I wasn’t in the mood for activities with lots of setting up, or with lots of mess (though we did that the following day – I will share soon..!), I was just looking for something simple and fun, as it was still pretty early, the kids still contentedly running about in their PJ’s.
I found the brilliant The Gruffalo website, as Boo loves her Julia Donaldson books, and the World of Pip and Posy for Little Man as he adores them. I printed them off some colouring sheets, spot the difference, animal sounds match ups, make a mouse mask and a few other bits and bobs that I thought they’d like. And they did like!
They were absorbed for considerably longer than I expected them to be, well, longer than I expected Little Man to be! Inevitably, he lost interest first, and raided the CDs (clearly it was an activity that required music, an oversight on my behalf!), but Boo carried on and loved completing every sheet and activity….
When Little Man napped later on, Boo wanted to read a pile of Julia Donaldson books, which is always welcome, as I do enjoy them, too, and it rounded off a lovely morning.
Such a simple, off the cuff morning, but we all loved it. It also happened to be World Book Day, which I hadn’t thought about when I did this, but how fitting!