Here are some ideas for entertaining preschoolers at home. Yes sometimes it can get tedious being the “zookeeper” for the 14th time in an hour but just think, in a blink of an eye it will be all i-Pods, X-boxes and whatever other multi-media entertainment so enjoy this phase!
#1. Have a Colour Day
Choose a colour then ask your preschooler to find and wear clothes that colour, eat food that colour, find a toy that colour, etc.
This is a great way for younger kids to learn their colours and also to get children to try and eat new foods!
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#2. Dressing Up
An age old favourite. The dress up box is always a hit in our house. We have old costumes and clothes, scarves, hats, face paints, jewellery, wigs. You can pick great stuff in the charity shops. Always great fun, why should dressing up be limited to Halloween?
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#3. Make Gloop
Mix cornflour and water and some food colouring (optional) until it forms a thick paste. It will run through your fingers when you try to lift it but if you pat it it is hard. Lots of fun for mums and kids.
“The very weird texture will make even big kids laugh. It also washes out of clothes easily and it doesn’t matter if it gets eaten because it’s natural so even small toddlers or babies in their high-chair can join in the fun!”, Sarah D
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#4. Arts and Crafts
An arts and crafts box is an essential for any preschooler! Now I am not artistic but my preschoolers have not realised this yet. The Euro / Poundsaver shops are a great place for picking up supplies. A tube of glitter, some pipe cleaners and child friendly glue can easily fill a couple of hours.
We then have viewings where we hang up the art, have some glasses of juice and some snacks and invite the grandparents or aunts & uncles around to view and choose their favourites!
There are loads of foods that preschoolers can safely help with making, and if they make it themselves you can be guaranteed they will eat it.