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Need some fresh craft / cooking / anything for a nearly 2 and 3 year old to keep entertained during the day.


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  • Chocolate crackles, yum yum balls, pizzas are good basic cooking activities a 2-3 yo could help with.


  • Play dough. You can make your own. There are a few recipes online.


  • Try the library for activity books with ideas.


  • i would suggest anything comes as waste like papers, flour, toilet rolls. give them they will enjoy


  • Build a fort using the couch and every cushion/pillow you can find and get your little assistant to help.


  • We did a lot of drawing, painting, recycle craft with toilet rolls & egg boxes & cradboard boxes & bottle tops


  • To be honest, you could have a hundred tasks planned and it still not be enough ????


  • Also; books on craft and activities from the library should be helpful in finding new ideas.


  • - Finger painting with cheap shaving cream. This can be done on the shower screen or on a table.
    – ‘Cooking’ with little bowls, cups, funnels etc fill cups with oats, some sultanas, rice, anything that isn’t sticky or will make too much of a mess ie; not flour
    – Painting outside with water and a big brush
    – Making an inside cubby with blankets
    – Bathing dolls. Use a large container or dolls bath. Set up a towel on a table. Use a plastic doll. Use miniature shampoos and conditioners from hotels, or a little bit of your own in a small container. Use a facewasher etc. Make the water bubbly.
    – Let them ‘sort’ out all your plastic lids and containers
    – Go outside and collect leaves.
    Have fun :)


  • i make play dough using flour, water oil colorings, that is all they will enjoy.


  • We are fans of stations; paint, dough, colour, build, dress ups, messy and more.


  • Anything waterplay. My boys loved mixing colours in cups. Play dough is another idea.


  • Wowie, what a list. Thanks so much – some great ideas to try!!


  • Water play with cups and bowls is always fun (well supervised of course). Picking flowers and gifting them in painted paper cups.


  • I can’t wait for when I can teach my little guy gardening and growing our own produce together. Identifying animals and insects. Fostering a love of nature and the outdoors.


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