#6. Music and Dancing
Be it nursery rhymes or heavy metal, dance a half hour away around the house.
A child is never too young to be introduced to different types of music, and we have some playlists with favourite tunes that we created on Spotify that are great to put on and play.
#7. Bedtime Races
It has developed over the years but most nights before pyjamas, the kids have races, running, crawling, hopping, backwards etc. It’s always fun and it does burn off any excess energy before bedtime!
#8. Imaginary Games
We play shop, bank, post office, pilots, bus driver, hairdressers (a good one to distract, particularly if you have a curly haired child and you need to remove tangles!) …. The kitchen chairs are lined up to make whatever scene we are playing.
#9. “Paint” the Wall or Fence
A paint brush, bucket of water and a wall out the back never fails to entertain in this house.
#10. Watery Fun
My daughter, when she was 3, loved nothing more than a jug of water, various plastic bowls, spoons and the freedom to pour and splash and mix. I would set her up on the kitchen floor so I could just mop it all up afterwards.
We’re always looking for more ideas to entertain preschoolers so do share your ideas in the comments below!