This 5 minute fun post is collaborative – we’ve been gifted a 6 month subscription to CBeebies magazine for our time.
“Just give me five minutes!” It’s never 5 minute fun time – always five minute wait-for-mommy-to-finish-time. Generally because they never stop talking to me and so I barely get an opportunity to think clearly, or get any work done let alone finished. But still, I do feel guilty that I’ll play with them for a chunk and then then rest of the day I’m chasing my tail and very often fobbing them off.
For instance, I’m trying to do this now and Jensen wants to know what insects in the world can kill him. The teacher in me has guided him into a mini research project for now, but now the other two are wanting to know just what he’s doing – but instead of asking him, they’re asking me. Naturally. In case you’re wondering, there’s the bullet ant, bot ant, fleas….
Five minute fun popped into my email and my boys were delighted. We’ve tried to do one of these every day, if not more as we made a little jar of the selections [and added a few of our own that they came up with]. The idea is that wherever you are, you can enjoy five minutes of connecting time with your children. Five minutes of complete devotion to an activity that will develop your little one’s knowledge and skills in line with the Early Years Curriculum – which is perfect for us as our boys are 2, 4 and 6.
Originally each activity we were sent didn’t need anything extra for us to be able to complete it, except for the colouring activities, but since we’re at home we added some of our own. The five minute jar has pride of place on the table, ready for action.
Watch our twitter this week and next for our five minute activities! We’ve added “design a killer insect” to our jar, in case you’re wondering…