How I kept the children entertained while ill part 2

Another good idea for me (since I already had it made) was rice. The only problem with this is it can get a bit messy (it depends on the child) but Puppy is usually quite good at containing the rice.
When I was feeling better (but still needing to relax) I just pulled out this tub and gave her some kitchen equipment.

At first she didn’t know what the whisk was but she soon discovered its purpose.

I undid the lid of the herb jar for her and she enjoyed the sprinkle effect, look mummy like snow.

She discovered that pouring rice in the colander made a loverly noise, and if she shook the colander rice fell out the bottom.

She even made cakes

This was a good activity for Puppy as she was quite happy exploring while I lay on the sofa wishing I could go back to bed!!!


Another lifesaver for me was the iPad. While Jakey was asleep and the eldest 2 at school I could go back to bed with Puppy, give her the iPad and get some sleep, as I knew she would quite happily sit there and play and wake me if she was going anywhere.
She got quite good on the iPad while I was ill. Better than me!!!


Izlles age 6
Posy age 4
Puppy age 2.5
Jakey age 10 months

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