We had loads of fun this week with our "I" related activities so let's get stuck right in!
I don't know about yours, but my toddlers LOVE anything creepy crawly, they also love being outside so this activity was perfect!
You will need;
A 2 litre plastic bottle
Wood and sticks
Step 1) cut the top and bottom off the plastic bottle so you have an open ended cylinder
Step 2) the really fun part - go out in the garden or local wooded area and collect small sticks and pieces of wood
Step 3) any toilet roll tubes you have saved for craft projects comes in handy now, take a tube and wet it under the tap (insects like damp!)
Step 4) go and pick a nice spot to set up your hotel, and place all the sticks and cardboard inside the plastic bottle, and now just wait for your guests!
We went back to ours a few hours later and had a few visitors, both boys were so excited! They have regularly gone out to check it since we built it, and it's definitely one of the most successful things we've made!
An iguana print out
Plastic clothes peg
Step 1) cut out your iguana in 2 halves lengthways from the mouth
Step 2) using the sticky tape, stick the iguana onto the clothes peg, so when you pinch the peg it's mouth "opens and closes"
Step 3) taking your pipe cleaner, wind it around the pencil to make it "curl" and stick onto your iguana to make a tongue. Done!
I made a few of these which my boys had lots of fun playing with (until the fighting ensued and they were destroyed in the crossfire!)
Plastic cups or ice lolly moulds
1 tsp Honey
4 tbsp Natural or flavoured yoghurt
Step 1) place the bananas in the bowl and hand your toddler the fork and let them get mashing (they may need showing what to do at first but they soon get the hang of it!)
Step 2) add the yoghurt (we used apricot flavour) and honey and let them give it a good mix
Step 3) tip the mixture into the plastic cups (this was enough to half fill 2 cups) and pop in the freezer
Step 4) after 30-60 mins go and put the lollipop sticks into the ice lollies, they should be part set so the the sticks won't move around. Leave to freeze
A massive hit! The boys absolutely loved them and there's absolutely all sorts of flavours you could make!
Thanks for reading!