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    Hi everyone,

    For the first time in 4 years all my children are under 3.

    I have planned to make Christmas cards, sticking and colouring etc just wondered if anyone had something exciting for me to make with the little ones under 2?

    Thanks in advance xx

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    Not particularly exciting but today I have done a new activity which I saw on another forum. We got mirrors out and painted our reflections and then laid a piece of paper over it to get a print. The activity was really good even for small ones as we got some general painting which came out a bit advant garde SP??? Anyway, it also lent itself to talking about how different we all are and about the shapes of our faces, eye colour etc. The best bit was seeing the children's reaction to being told to paint on the mirror. Even the school age kids wanted a go when we got back from school!
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    Last year we made shaker bottles & we'll be doing them again this year as the children liked them so much.

    I saved up some clear water bottles and we filled them with all sorts of christmassy things - shaped sequins, red & green pom poms, glitter etc. The children loved making them & playing with them. At home time I put a lit up glow stick in each of them and, as it was dark, they glowed all the way home!

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    I had two under two today and we made some salt dough with them helping me do the pouring and mixing then they had a whale of a time rolling out and doing shapes ready to be baked for making Christmas tree decorations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    Last year we made shaker bottles & we'll be doing them again this year as the children liked them so much.

    I saved up some clear water bottles and we filled them with all sorts of christmassy things - shaped sequins, red & green pom poms, glitter etc. The children loved making them & playing with them. At home time I put a lit up glow stick in each of them and, as it was dark, they glowed all the way home!
    This sounds perfect for my lot! Thanks for sharing

    Can I ask: How much did you fill each bottle? x

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    Sounds like fun x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    Last year we made shaker bottles & we'll be doing them again this year as the children liked them so much.

    I saved up some clear water bottles and we filled them with all sorts of christmassy things - shaped sequins, red & green pom poms, glitter etc. The children loved making them & playing with them. At home time I put a lit up glow stick in each of them and, as it was dark, they glowed all the way home!
    They sound super Mouse I bet the children absolutely loved them especially with glow sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisbet View Post
    This sounds perfect for my lot! Thanks for sharing

    Can I ask: How much did you fill each bottle? x
    We used the 500ml bottles and they were between a quarter and half full, depending what the children put in them (pompoms take up more space). It's best not to have too much in them so they shake well.

    We've done colour ones before as well - all red things in one, yellow in another etc. They were good. The children play with them for ages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulip View Post
    They sound super Mouse I bet the children absolutely loved them especially with glow sticks
    They really did love them.

    Another thing I did was put some battery fairy lights in a clear box with pompoms, baubles, tinsel etc. That was a big hit.

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    Thanks for the bottle advice...and now for the Christmassy box idea!

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    Thank you for the ideas

 

 

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