When it comes to playing with Erin sometimes I get really stuck for ideas, especially if we end up stuck indoors due to the unpredictable British weather. We tend to do the same things a lot of the time and we don’t have much variety. I think I can safely say the same for the times where John and Erin have time on their own too. Thankfully, Erin goes to nursery for 3 days a week and the variation she gets is so good for her. So, when I heard about the Teletubbies Playdate Pack I was excited to see what it was all about.
The Teletubbies Playdate Pack is a downloadable resource for parents and I love the idea of it so much! With the pack being downloadable, you can print it all off if you want to or you can keep it on your computer for reference and only print off any bits you might want to use. We were sent a complete copy of the Teletubbies Playdate Pack and I was surprised at just how much there is inside!
The Teletubbies Playdate Pack is aimed to help parents come up with fun and interesting play ideas for when children have their friends round. The pack has really lovely invitations that you can fill in and send out yourself and of course, as the pack is downloadable, you can do as many as you need and use them again for another time.
Now, I am definitely not the most crafty or creative of parents and this is where I really struggle. Erin loves to make things, paint and colour and I can pretty much do something in a colouring book or on a plain piece of paper. The Teletubbies Playdate Pack is full of really varied activities that cover a great age range. For younger children you can make things like Tubby Toast with really simple ingredients or even colour in some Tubby Bunting. Older children could make Home Hill Flowers from tissue paper or complete an obstacle course in the garden (if the weather is nice)!
We started off with a nice easy activity of making the Tubby Bunting. Erin loves colouring and quickly realised that I had put out one crayon for each Teletubby. I had also put a bit picture on the wall to play a game with afterwards (see further down this post) and Erin matched each character up with a coloured crayon. After she realised that the pictures on the bunting were the same she set about to matching them all up and making sure they were coloured in correctly.
After colouring in the Tubby Bunting Erin wanted to check out the big picture on the wall. This doesn’t come with the downloadable pack but if you already have Teletubby themed items in the house then this would be a great way to add something a bit more to your playdate.
Erin had a blindfold on while attempting to stick Tubby Custard on the picture and she also tried to get one sticker on each Teletubby. She wanted to make sure they were all the same and they all had the same thing in the end! Erin has never played a game like this before but after matching up the characters from the colouring activity, she was ready to get stuck in and give it a go.
I know the Teletubbies Playdate Pack is aimed at children having fun with their friends but I really love the idea as a parent who struggles for ideas. The pack has really helped me to think of some new things to do with Erin and we can now use the Playdate Pack for activities that we can do over and over again. We didn’t have time to try all of the activities on our first playdate but I can’t wait to see which Erin likes the most and which I can manage without it looking like a mess! The Tubby Playdate checklist makes it really easy to set up a playdate and having the pack downloaded and printed makes it really easy to go back to each time.
The Tubby Playdate Pack can be downloaded here: www.teletubbies.com
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We received samples to accompany this post as well being compensated for our time. All opinions are our own.
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