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More time in the house? Here are my top tips

Being a stay at home Mum and a primary teacher in my previous life means that I love routine. It's how I stay sane and not loose my mind. The uncertainty of when/if the schools are going to shut is really getting to me. To try and calm my nerves I've started to think about what we have in the house to entertain my boys for a prolonged period of time and what extra things we might need. I thought I'd share these with you:

  • Junk modelling materials- cereal boxes, toilet rolls, yoghurt pots

  • Sticking materials- pritt stick, sellotape, masking tape, PVA glue

  • Crafty bits- glitter, pom poms, tissue paper, jewels etc

  • Paper- coloured, lined and plain

  • Note pads

  • Colouring in sheets

  • Crayons/pencils/felt tips

  • Sticker books

  • Paint- Primary colours (red, yellow and blue)

  • Newspaper (to use for paper mache)

  • Craft/Science/Cooking kits- I found a whole range of these unopened in a charity shop

  • Playdough

  • Board games/card games/puzzles

  • A range of books- I went to the charity shop and collected a whole range of non fiction and fiction books

  • Magazines/annuals - Great for a wide range of activities

  • A few treats- my boys are mad on Harry Potter. I've bought them a costume each to bring out when we all need a pick me up

  • Netflix subscription- I've just got a subscription as I know that film afternoons will definitely become a thing if we're stuck inside for a prolonged period of time!

  • Seeds- cress/grass/flowers/vegetables/herbs to encourage being out in the garden

  • Baking materials- plain/self raising flour, baking powder, butter, cupcake cases, sprinkles, chocolate

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