A day home with sick kids calls for more crafts:
I’ve saved the corks from milk cartons and some jars for a while, not quite knowing what to do with them. But since our daughter is getting more and more interested in games, we decided to make a game of our own. We mixed memory and scavenge hunts (that no time for flash cards often makes and reminds me of but that I haven’t really gotten around to do).
If I had gotten my way, I would only have painted something on the inside of the cork to create a DIY Memory. But since this was team work and a joint effort, we first painted the corks in pairs, and then, during nap time, I hid one of them and they searched for it, brought it back to the starting plate to the other one collecting a pair for themselves. They absolutely loved the search!!!
(We actually made more cork pairs than these but not all where available for a picture)
I was thinking of drawing a map for the older one too but decided nap time is for naps… Come to think of it, training the use of a map may actually work better when we get on our camping trip and we get to hide the corks outside by trees and stones.
Anyway, an easy and pretty relaxing way to spend time with enough variation to keep the younger one (2,5) also focused.