I would love to make you all aware of the fantastic 5 Minute Fun email service that I really love. I often wonder what to do with the children, especially Master A. What with Master A not talking, he needs so much motivation and stimulation to get anything out of his mouth. This did make it hard to do the given activities so I did have to alter some a little bit as he isn’t talking but I am sure I am allowed! In terms of Miss A, she really wanted to join in and so she did. Both have been poorly so the moving challenges were a no go really. However that doesn’t take away how awesome this concept is and I will definitely be continuing on with it for a long time to come.
I must admit I did most of the activities mainly with Miss A but Master A was there throughout and was included and as said I did adapt them to make him feel more included.
The first day:
Sort out the recycling together. Can your little one tell what things are made from and sort them into different piles?
Master A didn’t do this as Miss A was so keen on doing it. She knew what each of the items were made out of. We have a recycling drawer where the paper and card are separated from the rest of the recycling so Miss A found this so much fun! We have done this kind of thing before.
The second day:
Ask your little one to draw what they would like to dream about tonight!
Miss A loved this challenge – I forgot to take a photo of her drawing and I can’t find it now. I will see if I can find it and add it to the blog post. Master A did a drawing too. I don’t think he understood what I was asking him to do due to the lack of communication skills but the fact that he felt included was good. I won’t say what Miss A drew…once I add the photo, I would like you to guess what it is.
The third day:
Ask your little one to draw a picture of an imaginary creature. What colour will it be? What will its name be, and will it make a big roar?
A lot like the second challenge, same response. Photo to follow.
The fourth day:
Look out of the window together and see what you can spot. Ask your little one to find something green, something brown and something blue.
Master A couldn’t do this but at the end of the activity, I told him what the colours were of the things outside. Miss A loved this, even at six years old!
The fifth day:
Help your little one create a time-travelling wristband! Wrap card to fit around their wrist and stick on coloured paper to make buttons and a screen. Tell them to press a button and off they whoosh! Can they call you to tell you where they’ve gone?
Both loved doing this, they both have a good imagination and even Master A could pretend to travel back in time although I think he thought he was a superhero!
The sixth day:
Pretend your little one has a pet dinosaur. Is it big or small? Can it fly? What’s its name?
I did this with Master A only. Miss A was starting to get rather tired but I adapted this and basically asked Master A to pretend he was a dinosaur and asked him whether he was big or little. He got on his tip-toes so I assume he was big!
The seventh day:
Take the size challenge! Can your little one point to 5 things that are bigger, smaller, taller and shorter than you are?
Definitely one for Miss A only. She is very good at knowing what is bigger, smaller, taller and shorter. Probably too good as she knows that I am bigger but shorter than Daddy!
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