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things to do with a 3 year old boy Rss

so... i only have 2 days off-wednesday and sunday.
does anyone know fun things to do with a 3 yr old boy ive considered bowling and movies even teaching him to ice skate has anyone dome these things with there 3 yr olds if so how did it go and what other things do ppl fine keep 3 yr olds happy

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I am a firm believer that you do not have to spend lots of money to keep kids entertained. I have a soon to be 3 year old girl and some of the things that she loves to do and is entertained for quite awhile are;

Painting - get big pieces of butchers paper and take it outside if it's a nice day. If you don't mind your child getting messy then they love finger painting.

Helping me around the house (sounds boring) but she loves it! Whenever I am cleaning the bathroom i give her a cloth and a spray bottle with water and she does the walls

Washing the car



riding bike

Going to the park

My little girl is extremely active so anything outside she loves

Going for a walk and picking things



Playing with different size balls outside/cricket

Going out for coffee (she has a `warm' hot chocolate)


Visiting friends/family


Can make so much stuff out of cardboard boxes - we have made trains/cars/robots you name it!

Dress ups with lots of pretend play

Hope I have given you some ideas
I have a 3 year old & a 2 year old. They love ..

Going to the park or beach and having a picnic.

Going to Hungry Jacks & having an icecream.

Riding their bikes.

Going for a bush walk and trying to spot kangaroos.
(We have an area near us that has a lot of kangaroos)

Water play in the backyard. We have a slip & slide & clam shell.

Set up a small tent (if you have one) and pretend you are camping.

There are heaps of things you can do. ENJOY!

My older boy, who is 3, has been to the movies a couple of times with DH, and once with SIL when she was on holidays. I don't mind him going occasionally for a special treat, but it's really quite an expensive outing.

Other things I do with the boys:
- the zoo (costs money of course, but it's great for them)
- the museum
- the library
- picnic outside
- gardening: DS1 (the 3 yr old) loves helping in the garden, so I bought him his own cherry tomato plants. He helped me pot them, and we check on them and water them every day. It only takes a couple of minutes.
- swimming at the local indoor pool
- play trucks with them, or build with blocks
- drawing, painting and playdough (outside activities!)

Their all-time favourite thing, which costs no money at all, is the park. Taking them to the park is the best thing of all - they get out into the fresh air and sunshine, run around, climb, play, burn energy, and I get some fresh air too. I usually take some fruit or something with me to eat at the park.
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