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Dh and I agreed to watch dd's daycare classmate for the day tomorrow. The times we've had this boy over before, he's an absolute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/run.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="run"> handful! Boy, he's all boy. He needs guided activities. I'm hoping to keep the kids in our backyard in hopes of saving our newly cleaned house (I'm a WOHM so you <i>know</i> how nice it is when this happens). Our original plan was simply to take everyone to the Children's Museum or the Museum of Science. But now we have yard work and furniture to move.<br><br>
What can I do with them with what I have on hand?<br><br>
I'm a knitter so I have lots of yarn. I also cook and bake so food dye, flour, eggs, etc. are on hand.<br><br>
Somehow, I need to do all this while keeping an eye for my 14 mo dd and move in some new furniture we bought off Craigslist.
 

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Playdough, we take it outside to save mess on the floor.<br><br>
MY DD likes making "nature braclets" wrap some tape sticky side out round the children;s wrists and they go round the gardens collecting bits and pieces and sticking them onto the tape.<br><br>
Threading pasta onto yarn, I wrap a bit of tape round the end to make it easier to thread.<br><br>
DD enjoys painting the painting with a pot of water and a large brush. We also play a shapes game where we paint a few shape outlines with the water then call one out and she has to run and stand in the correct shape. Then she calls a shape for me.<br><br>
Hope that gives you some ideas.
 

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I love the nature bracelet idea. I've never heard of such a thing. We have lots of duct tape in this house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thank you for all the ideas. I'm just not being creative in my thinking today.
 

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Thats an awesome idea!! I am going to have to try that tommorrow Thanks!!
 
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