Friday, June 8, 2012

8 Things Kids of Different Ages Can Do Together

Be careful any time you have toddlers and water together.
Montessori classrooms and our own homes may have several things in common.  For starters, the classrooms are meant to look homelike.  They are also "mixed age" classrooms, meaning you may have a 2 1/2 -year-old, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old all doing an activity together (just like you may have at home but without the bickering!).

It's not always easy to find things for children of different ages to do together, but here are eight to try this summer:

1.  Sprinkler play

2.  Bubbles

3.  Squirt Guns

4.  Swing Set/Playground

Even my cheap husband agrees that our huge swing set was one of the best purchases we've ever made!

5.  Sandbox

Okay--I confess...  This is the beach, but even a 16-year-old can enjoy playing in the sand!

6.  Sidewalk Chalk/Paint

This $9.99 set of sidewalk chalk paint lasted 2 days!

7.  Play-Doh

Get some good basic tools to use.

8.  Legos/Duplos/Primos

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