Then I shut down, give up, feeling like I've already produced a wealth of entertaining projects, when in fact, nothing has been accomplished, the table is bare !
Then something kicks in, memories of washing my doll's clothes in the garden, making cardboard box camps, fairy house building, all simple, easy fun.
So, I set the table up with pots of beans, seeds, spices and a mound of dough, leftover from pie making.
He's still there, at the table, an hour and a half later, mixing, smelling, chopping, tasting !
We took a wander in the garden, finding fresh ingredients, herbs snipped and smelt, adding more interest to my little chefs creations.
Reminding myself ( yet again ) simple, slow, easy is the best
Water Play - make the most of the good weather, in the garden with buckets, pots, pans, washing doll's clothes, cuddly toys, bikes, the car.
Painting - think big, splatter paint, foot prints, take your paints to a favourite spot and capture it.
Play dough, dough, salt dough - add seeds, spices, beans, herbs, colour.
What's your go to, easy activity ?
He does the washing up too.