what are some good activities to do with my daughter to keep her busy?

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Sarah - posted on 09/09/2009

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i have a three year old who loves to make things.she loves cooking,painting,gluing, giving her dollies a bath,

Sara - posted on 09/07/2009

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It depends mostly on the age of the child. I have a three and almost 8 year old. they both love to paint. I bought a cheap party table cloth and cover my kitchen table with it, put out cups of water and some water color paints and a pile of paper. I ask them to paint certain things or make pictures for people for special days like birthdays. When they are done, the clean up is super easy. I also have found a large bin of buttons to be a great entertainer. I simply put a safe plastic craft needle on the end of a length of yarn and let them thread buttons on it. Then it becomes a necklace or bracelet or belt, or doll thing or whatever their heart desires. Keeps them busy for a long time. Hope these help!

Michelle - posted on 09/05/2009

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I work in daycare and these are the websites I get a lot of my activites from:

www.preschooleducation.com

www.perpetualpreschool.com

Hope they help!!

Heather - posted on 09/05/2009

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I'm not sure if it's available outside of Canada, but I would strongly suggest "The Toddler's Busy Book" by Trish Kuffner (ISBN 0-671-31774-1). It's got 365 different activities you can do with your child, recommended for ages 1 1/2 - 3, but you can modify a lot of the ideas as she gets older. There are recipes for finger paint, play, craft ideas, games...all sorts of really neat ideas that are low-cost and creative. If you can't find that book, there may be another like it out there. My son is 14 months, and I've used some of the ideas already, and can't wait to use others as he gets older.

Joanne - posted on 09/04/2009

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I don't know what age your daughter is... but my kids(even when they were older) loved to play with shaving cream on the table... kept them busy for hours. doesn't make a mess, doesn't stain, and is loads of fun!!! I hope this helps!!! Just squirt some shaving cream on your table, and let her finger paint away!!! it eventually totally disappears... and doesn't stain clothing!!!

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