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astromum>  Another great link, thanks!  We do a lot of these (or variations of them).  Two more that we have been doing while the weather is nice... Setting up targets (ie hula hoops, drawings of different shapes, buckets) to throw hacky sacks and whiffle balls through, or in, or at.  Sometimes DS just runs around and throws balls around and sometimes I try to focus him a little ('Can you hit the red triangle?  get two in a row in the bucket/through the hula hoop?)  And the other thing... I was really frustrated the other day trying to finish the dishes, and I just filled a pot of water, handed him a paint brush and asked him if he could start painting the porch, I would be out in a minute when the dishes were done.  That went over splendidly!

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They really do love water, don't they? I gave mine a spray bottle filled with water, and brought him outside- he was literally occupied for half an hour, spraying the plants, ground, sticks, etc. (and my feet- felt nice!)

 

I'll have to try the targets, I bet he would love that.

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