Sunday, 23 February 2014

Center Parcs and Tots100 February Blogger Challenge

Its half term, I love spending time with the kids during half term and making, playing and just generally having lots of fun. I completely forget about housework and do the bare minimum around the house and try and make the most of the time they have at home.

Tots100 and the Center Parcs blogger challenge has been running a while now and I have often thought about entering but this is the first time! Winning bloggers can win a stay Center parcs so I thought its worth a shot!

This months challenge is to create a home made game. This is right up our street, my children love junk modelling and are always making and gluing things together from recycled boxes etc.This half term we have come up with a marble run.

You need to start by collecting tubes (we used some fabric and wrapping paper rolls), or cardboard boxes and making channels from them, the pieces can be as long or small as you like. We also used bits from a hot wheels track as they are the perfect surface! We stuck ours to the wall because we are decorating so we don't need to worry about the wallpaper but you could use the door.

You need lots of sellotape and patience because the marbles don't always go where you think they will. Its great for a teamwork game working out the best angles and positions of the tubes.

We wanted to makes other obstacles for the marbles so we made this funnel from a used reel of cotton and some cardboard. Since then they have made another from cardboard.

Here's our finished marble run:

I really can't tell you how much entertainment this has provided for a 7,5 and 3 year old. They have played together for hours, changing, timing and racing the marbles down the run. They have worked together to make the run better and cheered each other on as their marble go down.

They have absolutly loved it...

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 February challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Sherwood Forest

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