Thursday, 20 February 2014

A homemade indoor game

At the moment my children are into this;

BIG time. they have been playing with this for a couple of days. I have revisited (So Far!!) the urge to tell them to tidy up my living room. The fact that I am not expecting visitors is helpful. My friends/family that we were seeing this week have got either the flu bug or the norovirus bug doing the rounds so we have been entertaining the three of us ourselves.
This building is Olivanders, the wand shop. There are many more buildings planned for building.
I have joined in with the children to help them with their building. You see we are making Hogwarts and Diagon alley. Once complete we can play Harry Potter to Stephanie's delight. This game has helped bring the 2 children together not easy when you have a 15 year old boy and a 7 year old girl I can promise you. Being outside as a family and becoming amused is much easier- they like to ride their bikes together and are planning that we go canoeing and other exciting outdoor things. But playing nicely inside- almost unheard of. This is why I love Lego and am trying to ignore the building site that used to be my living room.
So when I saw that centerparcs are running a competition involving building your own family game I knew that I had to enter this 'Harry Potter world'.
So This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 February challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Village’.
The centerparks sites look just our kind of thing with plenty of active activities to keep all 3 of us entertained. Whilst we would prefer Longleat Village I am sure we could have an amazing time at any of their villages.
Now I know technically the building of our game is not yet completed but that, I believe is the beauty of it. The children are learning that they can work together to complete something. They have been busy helping each other. For me the process of making this game is far more important than the end product. So carry on building children- Mum's not going to tell you to tidy up just yet!!