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Activity ideas for your grandchildren on a budgetCreated by Jane in Age: At School, Age: Pre-school, Being a Granny-carer, Things to do
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Scavenging for natural materials
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sell high buy low strategy forex It’s always fun to be able to identify trees by their leaves. Gather together a collection from your local park, draw a template in card and colour it in and then, go on a wood walk and see if your grandchild can find the matching ones as you explore the locality.
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Walk in the dark
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An old favourite it to see how many items you can fit in a matchbox. And, following on from this, get an old shoebox, stand the main bit sideways in the lid and make an assemblage of interesting things in the local area. You could do cut out trees, the church, the common, some houses, a pillar box and so on. And them paint it and add any thing else to represent the locality.
And then of course there are the slightly longer term projects of planting seeds or bulbs and waiting for them to grow. Perhaps take a picture at different stages of the plants’ development and make a scrap book. Make a dedicated area in your garden especially for your grandchildren’s nursery. You can make a simple sign from some wood with their name on it to stick in the ground.
By Jane Lawson