Easy Entertainment!

1 Nov

This week I’ve been trying activities from a blog I found to entertain Emma as well as teach her independent playing. The blog that I found this from is called Mama.Papa.Bubba. She always has the most convenient cheap ways to entertain her little girl and I’ve been taking a spin trying out each one!

Today you’ll see Emma putting pipe cleaners in a strainer – here’s Mama’s post on it. All it took was some fun pipe cleaners which are a dollar at the Dollar Store and a strainer which we had on hand.


I showed her how to do one pipe cleaner and then she had a hay day doing the rest of them. After each one she said, “I did it!!”


Near the end she started getting creative and going around the sides!


We even had a celebration when she finished! In the mean time I made lunch with no “distractions or help”. Afterwards she asked if she could take it all out and do it again – um sure!!!! This lasted us an hour. All I could think of was all the things I could get done in an hour with her entertaining herself.

We will be doing this project – A LOT more 🙂

Thank you  Mama.Papa.Bubba!!


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out her amazing blog for more fun games that you probably have lying around your house 😉


Love Always,


6 Responses to “Easy Entertainment!”

  1. Simply Creative Boutique November 1, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    You could take pictures of her many different “hairstyles” she creates!

  2. K. Marie November 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    This seems like it would entertain my 5 year old for quite a while. I think I’m definitely going to have to try this out.

  3. Mary Ann November 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    She did such a great job…..and that’s a good use of her fine motoro skills!! Fitting those pipe cleaners in those little holes!! Nana says “Good job Emma!!!”

    • underestimatedmom November 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

      She’s been asking to do it each day since then! I think her motor skills are going to be fantastic when we are done with this 😉

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