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Old 04-03-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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What do you do all day with your kids?

I am looking into buying a swing set this weekend, but I need more ideas? I feel like besides playing with their usual toys and coloring, my kids watch way too much tv. What all do you do all day?

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Old 04-03-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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outside stuff:
*sidewalk chalk is a favorite here
*they LOVE to dig so we bought a few plastic shovels and rakes and stuff with buckets and they have a ball!
*we have a big driveway so they ride their bikes and toddler riding cars alot!

inside stuff:
*painting (fingerpaint & reg paint)
*my older dd who is 5 LOVES to do craft stuff with beads and all kinds of other things i'm not sure what its all called LOL
*lots of reading/books
*play with their play kitchen ALOT
*lots of blocks playing
*we make Little People Cities and spread them all over the living room. They all love this actually!

I'm sure i can think of tons more things but i'm sure you'll get lots of responses
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:41 PM   #3
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Re: What do you do all day with your kids?

I thought I'd get more I posted this like 2 hours ago. I really am in need of finding more things to do with them. Part of it as well is motivation. We get bored and stuck in our same ol' routines and some new ideas would be great. We just moved to a new state so all of our usual things like school and playgroups are out the window. Dd1 doesn't start school until August so we need help! Thanks for your ideas though
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Re: What do you do all day with your kids?

we have a bunch of outdoor little tikes type toys and a swing set, so they will play for hours out there LOL

inside color, games, workbooks, little people, dressup

arts and crafts

thats all i can think of right now LOL

the swings were the best investment ever LOL
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Re: What do you do all day with your kids?

How old are your kids? A lot of our day, my daughter just helps me with what I'm doing, which means cooking, cleaning, gardening, etc.

We go to the park and the zoo, at home we read quite a bit and play in her play kitchen. Legos are another big hit. We're getting her a tricycle for the summer, and I'm thinking about getting a sandbox for this summer as well.
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Re: What do you do all day with your kids?

I know that once we get the sand/water table and swing set, things will be better, or at least, I hope they will. My kids are 4.5 and 1.5. I always think, "Oh, their gonna love this..." and it just sits. They have a playroom full of stuff that just gets tossed around. I organized it so they cannot touch everything at once and swap stuff around, but they still get bored so fast. Thanks for your ideas, keep em coming!
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Have you ever considered rotating toys? Store half, then in 3 months bring it back out? Works well for us.
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stickers!
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books books books. relatedly, obviously, going to the library.

And my 2yo likes her Cranium Hullabaloo game.
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Our kids live outside...even in the rain-unless it's really coming down but that hasn't happened in a few years.They spend at least 5 hours a day outside longer if they have thier way.
They have a swing set,toddler to tween size basketball hoop,sand box,outdoor kitchen all the t ball and golf type toys but thier favorite...a pail of water and a corner in dads garden add a few shovels and you have happy kids They also ride thier bikes hang off the dog and harrass the cats..an unsuspecting horse may get a hug...which is a no no but they still manage to cross the fence sometimes.Mine get board real fast with just one thing so they are constantly moving onto something different.
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Paint markers and the cat for both little ones
Ethan adds cars into the play.
And can't forget empty the entire toy boxes onto the living room floor
We do rotate toys religiously...we have an attic full and when I get sick of picking up scattered toys they get put up then on those cold awful days we have brand new toys..in the summer we put nearly all the toys up.
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Re: What do you do all day with your kids?

I just filled up 3 big plastic boals of water and set it on the outside patio along with their sand toys and additional tub and boat toys too. They are having a ball. Too bad its only been about 20 minutes and they are already ready to come in
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