Wednesday, June 19, 2013

An Easy Way to Entertain a Toddler

When I was a kid, my grandma would keep my sisters, my cousins, and I entertained for hours.  They had a big deck on the back of their house covered by a canopy of grapevines.  She'd give us some paintbrushes and buckets of water, and we'd "paint" the deck.

Last summer I told Rykert that I was going to do some "painting" with Scout.  He thought it sounded decidedly un-fun, but changed his tune when he realized that it would keep her entertained for quite awhile.  So, I offer to you a very cheap and easy, and fairly clean, way to keep a toddler entertained for longer than you would think.  Bucket + water + paintbrushes

This summer Scout enjoys the activity even more and asks to go outside and "paint" most nights after dinner.

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As you can see, it is super serious business.

My grandma kept us entertained for hours with a bucket of water and paintbrushes.  Still works.

She usually ends up pretty wet, and frankly so do I.  But by that time it's usually bathtime anyway.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Aleta said...

It's just water, no paint? I love it!!

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