I've found myself with a new partner who has two children, a boy - 8, and a girl - nearly 11. My children are already grown (21 and 23) and I'm trying to remember what I did with them at those ages, what kind of activities they had.
We don't have much money and they aren't with us full-time. But I would like to create a nice environment that doesn't rely on going out and spending a lot of money to entertain (we're in Australia and it's very expensive here - I'm from the States) or playing video games all day.
Additionally, my partner and I are house/pet sitting so we don't have a place to store a million things for the kids.
I prefer Waldorf-related ideas because it requires more imagination. Some things I was thinking of was a tabletop puppet theater/ shadow puppet theater; sidewalk chalk; jump ropes; books; puzzles.....
Can anyone else think of some things we can have around for them to play with either on their own or with us? They arrive in 10 days for a whole week. We won't usually have them for that long, but this is a school holiday.
Thanks for EVERY idea you have! LOL