Since becoming a blogger, a trip to the shop has never been the same. I can be in a DIY store and spot something that would make a brilliant play activity. This time I found inspiration in PoundLand when I spotted a pair of knee high rainbow socks. My immediate reaction when I saw them was that they could be used to make a rainbow activity – I just didn’t know what at the time! It was later that day when I doing the laundry I realised that the knee high socks could be stuffed with something to see if we could make a 3D rainbow. Our Build A Rainbow Game was devised.
I found as many pairs of my husbands white socks I could find. I hunted down 27 individual socks (why is there always that one allusive odd sock floating around!) and made each sock into a ball. The challenge was to see who could push the white sock balls into the rainbow sock the quickest.
Due to the length of the sock it took Adam some time before he could push the first white sock all the way down to the bottom. He decided that the rainbow sock was a huge rainbow crocodile that liked to eat socks and kept making gobbling noises during the activity.
Adam was adamant that he had to remove his hand completely from the rainbow sock before starting to add the next white sock ball. The game took perseverance but he giggled throughout.
Once our Build A Rainbow Sock had been completely filled with white sock balls we started the next challenge – to get the rainbow sock rainbow to stand up by itself.
Adams rainbow needed a little manipulation before it would stand upright.
As we were admiring our 3D rainbow Adam said that the rainbow needed clouds underneath it. We unraveled a few spare white sock balls and placed them around the base of the rainbow.
Our Build A Rainbow Game was a huge hit. It is a shame that Daddy wants his socks back!
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