Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Our Rainy Day Activity


After such a lovely weekend of sun we weren't very happy to welcome back the rain, but that being said it was nice to take a break from being on the go all the time and spend some time indoors. 

If we are staying in I do like to try and do some sort of activity with Lily and so today we decided that we were going to make some sticking pictures. 

Lily has never enjoyed this sort of thing until recently and would normally run off and be more interested in her toys. But last week at play group she sat for a whole half a hour making sticking pictures. Here is the one I just loved and brought home for the fridge. 


So seen as Lily really enjoyed it at playgroup I thought I would give it a try at home. 

I firstly got Lily some card and crayons so she could decorate it first. Lily loves drawing and colouring and is getting really good at it. She will happily sit and make nice pictures for ages. 


Then when she had finished drawing I covered the paper in glue from a glue stick and gave her some things to stick down. Lily doesn't understand that the things need to be stuck where the glue is put so I'm currently having to put it all over the page. 
I'm currently building up on things for her to stick down and so far I have foam shapes, tissue paper and cut up ribbon. 

I was quite surprised at how much Lily enjoyed doing this and she mostly liked to stick the foam shapes down. I had to encourage her to try and use other things to. I thought that after 5 min she would have run off to her toys but she did a full picture and then wanted another piece of card to do another. 




I'm really glad I have found a activity that Lily loves to do and going to be finding all sorts of things for her to stick down now. It's the perfect rainy day activity and such a quick one to get out and do. 

Here are her finished results. 


What's your favourite rainy day activity? 


22 comments:

  1. We love baking! Or play doh! Or painting! Don't make me choose! Haha x

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  2. Painting baking and games
    Looks like you had great fun

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  3. Painting baking and games
    Looks like you had great fun

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  4. Making jewellery out of dried macaroni. poainting it and threading it onto shirring elastic - mrssy but good fun

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  5. great pictures Lily! Mummys kitchem will soon be covered in art we keep pictures up for one month and then they choose from the latest art work what goes up for the next month (kim Styles)

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  6. Lovely pictures there Lily! On rainy days we love sticky pictures, playdough, baking, painting and sensory play such as dried rice, corn flour and water, etc.

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  7. Ah bless her, this is a fab idea. They do like to stick things dont they. I keep finding Peppa Pig stickers in random places. My daughter is 19 months and loves to crayon on paper and my son is 9 and loves it when we bake cookies

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  8. Aww bless her - looks like she's having so much fun, my LO loves anything to do with making, i save all the quality street wrappers - any old pasta etc etc & she loves glueing them onto sheets of paper x but she especially loves bake days & icing buns, ponly cos she loves to lick the bowl clean lol x

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  9. Shes loves doing the pictures, its lovely to see the kiddies play learning

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  10. We haven't got a favourite activity just whatever the children want to do that day

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  11. Our favourite activity is going to the beach and collecting shells, fortunately we live 2 minutes away from the beach but our rainy day activity is sticking stickers onto paper. I have lots of pictures round my house that look like Lily's lol :-)

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  12. Looks like Lily had a lot of fun making these pictures!

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  13. Lily looks happy having fun x

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  14. Lily looks like she really enjoyed it x

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  15. Good idea, I'll be trying this myself later today :) thank you

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  16. aww look how tiny she was! Lovely pics :)

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  17. Ah I love your creative posts gives me such inspiration to be more creative with the kids

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  18. My bunch love potato painting! We cut shapes out of potatoes and use them as stamps! Love Lilys picture! xx

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  19. It's so wonderful seeing them create their own pictures when they are young I still have some of my children's pics kept , every now and then I will get them out to look back on <3

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  20. Plasticine for us

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  21. We like baking playing games and arts and crafts

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