For quite a while I have had this idea in my head for doing a bit more small world play with the girls. I know Heidi's too young for it really, but Ava loves a bit of imaginative play, and so with the Olympic fever in our house at the moment, I decided to conjure up a bit of Sochi magic while the girls were taking their afternoon nap.
A bit of water and blue food colouring in the freezer makes a fabulous ice-rink, and plenty of opportunities to talk science!
To say I had a lot of fun creating our Winter Wonderland is probably an understatement.
The ice-rink was definitely the biggest hit...
But do you know what? Within five minutes, the thing was totally trashed, Ava was asking to watch a DVD and I realised that sometimes? Sometimes I just try too hard, and over-creative can be over-whelming...
We put everything away and spent the rest of the afternoon playing "bobsleighs" with the bed sheet... lasted a lot longer than the 5 minutes play with my Olympic Masterpiece.
So there we go... think we'll hold back on the small world play for a while yet... and stick to good old traditional fun!
What winter fun have you been up to this week? Hopefully not too long to go until the springtime arrives; lets share some last minute Winter fun as we're all getting a little weary of this endless rain!
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