-Car or ball maze
-Drumming or musical
-Toy hammer and nail tapping
-Zooming a car back and forth
-‘Round and round the garden’
-‘Row, row, row your boat’
-‘Ring around the Rosy’
*try them in partners or groups!
-Dentist or Doctor’s office
(use teddy bears/dolls for more 'characters')
Stuck on finding interesting ways to play with children especially on rainy days or when their friends are over? About to tear your hair out and drawing blanks for ideas as you’re children are destroying the house out of sheer boredom? Having a list on the fridge of ‘open-ended’ activities that are suitable for any age child or groups of children can come in handy in times of need!
Most children enjoy activities but due to their age, development and understanding, some games have too many rules or the regular toys are too ‘boring’. If you don’t act fast, kids can take over the house causing messes, damage and chaos! A great alternative can be activities, toys, songs and scenarios that are ‘open ended’ and have no particular way of playing them. This is ideal for children who are close in age but at very different developmental stages like a 16 month old and a 3.5 year old. It can allow children to express themselves however they want to as long as it’s safe. There really is no right or wrong way to play these and Parents can join in to!