Later this week I shall be babysitting my two youngest nieces for multiple days and nights and I’m not sure what to put on the activities list. I’ve looked after my two oldest nieces when they were super young so it’s not the age thing, but those two were super easy— one is a tomboy, one is a…
Okay, so “enabling asks” on the original of this post was not nearly as helpful as I had hope. Apparently there’s a character limit, and there’s no way to respond to the answers. I would probably describe the feature more as…anti-helpful. >.>
But I would like to thank shellseeker71 for suggesting cognac (for me) and butterflies + full-on dress-up tea-parties (for them.) And cookies. I actually know how to bake cookies (this has nothing to do with anything, but my mom wouldn’t buy us any as kids, yet neither parent ever checked my reading habits and hence didn’t know I had a cookie cookbook, and it turned out we had all the ingredients needed in-house so thus happened GREAT COOKIE REBELLION while they were at work), so that is a thing we can do.
Thanks to ravensrandoms for suggesting I find some dress-up/music/art apps. We have tablets so that’s totally doable. The balloon thing sounds cool and also reminded me that I have a “space ray” that shoots bubbles so they’ll probably get a kick out of that, yeah? Also I liked your suggestion of going to a craft store and picking up some things that’ll let them decorate their own clothes/accessories. XD
If anyone else has any ideas, please feel free to reblog THIS post and reply!
I hope I’m not too late!
-Make a castle cake out of sheet cake, ice cream cones, and gum drops!
-Paper dolls. out of construction paper or felt
-Make bracelets out of said felt/fabric. use buttons or velcro to get it to stick.
-Make fairy wings out of cardboard or felt. decorate with glitter. Tie on with twine or elastic or yarn. Also make flower crowns?
-Go to the playground. make mud cakes or whatever.
-Is it still warm where you are? Make ice cream from plastic baggies? There’s a lot of posts out there about this, but here’s one: http://www.tablespoon.com/posts/how-to-make-ice-cream-in-a-bag/e8144851-d4f2-4852-820e-c1192e68ab8d
-Make a fort with pillows and sheets!
-Make salt play dough
-Big fat beads or alphabet beads, plus lanyard or twine is usually good for a couple hours.
-Make easy tissue paper flowers