This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO.
Sometimes we just
want need some quiet activities for the children that are easy to set-up and and will allow independent play whilst we get ‘stuff’ done! This even sometimes gives us the chance to take 5 mins to ourselves and enjoy a cup of tea whilst it’s still HOT lol! We often refer to these ideas as Mum Hacks! Mum Hacks are simple tips & ideas that can make life easier – these can in the kitchen, car, play ideas and just about ANYTHING that makes our ‘job’ (being a Mum) easier!
Here are 4 different play ideas using LEGO DUPLO that keep both my children busy playing (both together or individually).
1. EASY STAMPING FUN WITH OUR DIY STAMP PAD #DUPLOMumHacks
These stamp pads are so easy to make (watch the video tutorial here). Simply pair these with some LEGO DUPLO bricks and let your children stamp some fun patterns and print their own stamped towers!
2. SIMPLE PATTERN BUILDING BUSY BAGS
Simply scan a shape or pattern combo, print this on a 6×4 photo and place it in a small bag with the required bricks (these are also perfect for packing in your handbag if you need to visit the doctors or even for car travel).
3. STENCIL FUN
Another simple invitation to play! Set up a table with some LEGO DUPLO bricks and colouring pencils. My children love to build a few designs and then trace the outline onto the paper. This is a great activity to strengthen muscle tone and improve those fine motor skills.
4. MAKE A LEGO DUPLO DOMINO TRACK
Sometimes it’s FUN to think outside the box with LEGO DUPLO too! I bet you’ve never used your LEGO DUPLO sets to create an awesome domino track! We love building tunnels and bridges using the DUPLO bricks. It’s a great opportunity to practice problem solving! LEGO DUPLO bricks are twice the size of LEGO which makes them the perfect size for stacking dominoes!
Check out the FUN video of our DUPLO Maze in action here.
WIN ONE OF THREE LEGO DUPLO PACKS!
LEGO DUPLO MUMHACKS GIVEAWAY
Have you got a mum hack that makes your life easier? Upload your mum hack to Instagram or Facebook, using #DUPLOMumHacks and tag us on @pagingfunmums, for your chance to win!
We will be giving away THREE packs valued at $90 ( each pack includes the LEGO DUPLO Airport set, the LEGO DUPLO Number Train and the LEGO DUPLO My First Construction Site) by selecting a new winner at the end of each week! We can’t wait to see what fun mum hacks you use!
Head to the DUPLO Facebook page to find the tab with ALL the #DUPLOMumHacks (who knows how many great ideas you’ll find to make your own life easier!).
Here are some of our own nifty mum hacks that we use regularly –
Upcycled Dishwashing Rack – learn how to turn a dishwashing rack into a nifty colouring in book organiser/creative station! Brilliant!
Car bin – No more untidy car! Using a cereal container! (Link to Instagram photo with #mumhacks hashtag).
Loom Band – Do your children enjoy creating with Loom Bands? We came up with this clever trick to clean up all those loose bands!
Upcycled Denim Chair Cover – Turn your old jeans into these fashionable and versatile kids chair covers! Perfect for storing pens, books and small toys!
DIY Stamp Pad – don’t waste money on expensive stamp pads that dry out! Create your own using a dish sponge!! Check it out here!
Art Smock – Learn how easy it is to make a disposable art smock using a plastic bin liner!
We can’t wait to see what fun #DUPLOMumHacks you use!
This post is coordinated by The Remarkables Group
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