I'm not sure any of us can say that we're totally loving lockdown. Sure, there are some aspects that are better, like time with our family, more time for baking... but if we're honest...it's been a tricky one to juggle! In our house, my husband Mr Shep has been working from home (or at home working perhaps) stuck in his little study on the top floor whilst I've been downstairs with Otis and Micah having all the fun apparently! Some days have been fun, others, less fun. I think we can all appreciate that...right? The weather has helped, but sometimes you draw a blank!? I thought I'd share my top 3 quick and easy distractions that might help if you get yourself in a pickle! These ones are all chalk based...
No. 1 - HOPSCOTCH
Where would I be without chalk!? The bigger, the chunkier the better, especially for those little hands to grab hold of. Go old school with a game of hopscotch if you've got some paving or a patio. Give it a go yourself, I haven't hopped in years...my knees just about coped!
No. 2 - PRETEND PLAY
Pretend play is one of my favourite things to do with my own kids. Let their imaginations run wild. Farmers, racing drivers, princesses, let them choose their character for the day! Otis loves "nee naws" , so anything to do with fire engines is a winner in our house. Draw some fire on the fence or an outside wall and let them go at it with the hose!
No. 3 - OBSTACLE COURSE
Burning off that excess energy is a necessity! Dependent on space you might want to try this on your patio, if you have a shared drive or even on the footpath along your daily walk! I drew this on the shared drive between all the houses in our cul-de-sac. All the kids enjoyed taking turns - win win!
So there you have it. Hopefully you'll get a chance to give them a whirl. Drop us a hashtag on social media with all of your creations! #mamalovesboutique