Its that time of the week. If you have been up to something fun please link up so we can all see. If you are feeling in need of inspiration then take a look at some of the fab ideas linked up already.
Here is what I will be linking up this week:
(Goblin is 30 months)
Goblin and I have fallen into a routine which, on my days with him, involves coming down stairs at 6am and watching two hours of Dora the Explorer while I defrost my brain with strong coffee. In a nod towards "Screen Free Week" I decided to try and change things up by ensuring Goblin had an activity to do as soon as he came down stairs in the morning. So I made him a moonscape.
I took a bag of split peas and a bag of beans and sprayed them silver - this took a lot longer than I thought it would because I kept having to rake them over to find the ones that hadn't got sprayed. I stuck them under the extractor fan on our cooker all day so they didn't gas us (I learnt my lesson after my experience with our robot costume).
In the mean time I made a moon buggy - Dumper truck covered in tin foil. Not beautiful but was probably the thing Goblin liked the best!
I made astronauts - I printed out photos of me, Hublet and Goblin and stuck them on toilet rolls. You probably can't see from the picture but I made Hublet out of a kitchen roll so he is taller and Goblin is shorter.
I made a rocket - plastic cup with craft foam top and wings and duct tape windows. It opens so that Goblin can fill it with moon rocks or toilet roll astronauts.
And I made moon martians out of playdough, googley eyes and pipecleaners.
I also sprinkled some magnetic M letters amongst the moon rocks (couldn't resist a teeny bit of educational stuff - M is for moon, martian and mummy astronaut). I left the tray out over night so that when Goblin came down he'd find it.
Goblin loved it and got all his vehicles so he could load them up with moon rocks. Through out the day he revisited the tray and did a bit more scooping. He also fed some moon rocks to the martians.
And so to the linky!
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