I am going to be bringing you a new regular feature here at The Mad House, After School Fun (thanks to the Evil Overlord for making me a snazzy badge!). During the summer my boys who are seven and eight tend to play out after school. There is lots of cricket, football (soccer) and bike riding, but with the clock change coming and winter on its way more and more they need indoor activities to keep them occupied after school and to stop them fighting and to try and keep them away from the dreaded screens that they love so much! They need things that can hold their attention, but do not need too much thought, especially come the end of term when they are running on empty. So I have decided to come up with #AfterSchoolFun ideas. I am going to blog them regularly and then once a month open a linky for other people to share their blog posts too. I would also love for you to hashtag any images you might have on Instagram or twitter and I will make sure I share them with my followers. To start things off my boys have both been looking at shapes at school, so I thought we would make our own Shape Sticks and have some fun with them. Materials:
- Lolly Sticks (we used coloured ones), but Jumbo ones would be great
- Self adhesive velcro dots (I had to cut ours in half (but they would be the perfect size for jumbo ones)
- A storage container.