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Old 07-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #21
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I don't know how big your house is but we keep our hopper balls inside downstairs. We have a big long family room down there so the kids love to hop back and forth across the basement.

Take painters tape and tape a hopscotch board on the floor - use a bean bag as the stone (or small stuffed animal). Use the painters tape and tape targets on the floor to throw stuffed animals at.

A little exercise trampoline only costs $30 and some kids love to bounce on one (not mine).

Let the kids have a real tea party with a cheap plastic tea set. Brew some tea (if they like it) or use apple juice. Let them have little cookies and some fruit on tooth picks. My kids love to do this. They decorate the table (craft a center piece, color on paper for place mats, etc). Then sit and have a blast with their tea party.

These are some things that have kept my non-toy kid occupied when we're stuck inside and she's going stir crazy.

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #22
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DD turned 5 in April. She loves to be outside! favorite thing is riding her bike, playing ball, playing w/ sticks, or looking for bugs or birds. Inside she plays w/ her Waldorf dolls & accessories, play food, wooden trains, playmobil, duplos, cars, card/board games, & loves arts and craft projects. She also LOVES looking at books & being read to.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:32 AM   #23
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Yikes, didn't mean to stir up anything! All responses are much appreciated! We just need some fresh ideas. We are bored. I think a lot of it is that I'm a teacher and we go go go the first part of summer then when it is about half over and it gets hotter we tend to stay in more and cabin fever sets in. Lol. All great ideas, I had thought about a stomp rocket, is that a one time cool thing or something to keep playing with?
I keep our stomp rockets put away & only get them out a couple times a week. The girls play with them for 20-30 min - or until I'm tired of climbing 6' privacy fences to retrieve rockets from either neighbors yard.
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I keep our stomp rockets put away & only get them out a couple times a week. The girls play with them for 20-30 min - or until I'm tired of climbing 6' privacy fences to retrieve rockets from either neighbors yard.
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Re: What does your 4 yr old daughter play with?

My DD is 4.5 she likes a lot of thing, in no particular order:
IPad
Leappad
Play food and pots/pns/teaset
Figurines (disney princesses, my littlempony)
Bubbles
Skipping rope
Sidewalk chalk
Books
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Beadin is huge right now!
Marble run
Melissa and doug word card with wood letter toy
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Just turned 5 year old DD plays with her lalaloopsy and monster high dolls daily. She loves to draw, inside in composition books (she's been making me little stories lately) and outside with chalk all over the sidewalk. She would swim all day long if we let her (we just have one of those 12' wide x 30" deep intex pop up pools, nothing fancy) and she'll jump on the trampoline with her friends forever. She's just now starting to show interest in her brother's Nintendo DS and the Wii, but she'll only play for 5-10 minutes.
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At that age, my DD loved craft stuff. I'd stock up on school supplies when they're cheap and take out a new things when needed. She had gel pens and oil pastels for special days.
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DD is a tomboy, but also a total girly-girl. She loves playing outside on her bike, playing in puddles and dirt, but all while wearing a dress. She also loves her Baby Alive (which we scored for $5 at a yard sale!), barbies, and little fisher house playhouse I had as a kid.
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