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sinead
12-12-2009, 01:18 AM
I want to make something for my nieces and nephews to supplement what I've bought for them, but it needs to be quick and easy. They range in age from 1 to 5. Any ideas? :D

donnawells
12-12-2009, 01:53 AM
What about making one of those memory games? Didn't Linda make one? That's all I can think of off the top of my head! That would only work for older ones though.

mzkellyb
12-12-2009, 02:35 AM
A memory game would be cute. For the 5y old the ABC badge album would be cute. I got it last year and used it for my middle son when he was struggling to write his letters correctly. My youngest, who is 3, likes it a lot too. The most time consuming part is the cutting of all the cards. But if you have a paper cutter it might not take so long.

sinead
12-12-2009, 11:51 AM
I was thinking about using Mel's kit and doing a memory game...I've got a 5" Xyron, so I could assemble each page and put it in there...I'd just have to get the laminating stuff for it. They are 5, 4, 3, and 1, so I could do a little color book or something for the 1 yr old, right? And maybe varying difficulty memory for the others? Maybe for the 5 yr old I could do matches that match a letter with a picture (I on one card and ice cream on the other) and just regular memory with the other two. hmm...

Thanks!

litabells
12-13-2009, 07:07 AM
I like the memory game idea - especially with the varying difficulty for age. And a colouring book is a great idea for the little one! I should really dust off the scissors and glue and have a go at a little something

ccouch
12-13-2009, 10:04 AM
Love the memory game idea - - that would be super-fun!

Here's a few alphabet things I found. I'm thinking I might do some alphas for gifts:
http://www.craftypod.com/2009/04/29/a-fun-craft-for-kids-alphabet-books/
http://floralshowers.com/crafts/alphabet-cards/

And, I can't find a tutorial for this, but I know I've seen it somewhere:
Take the adhesive magnet "paper" and apply your digi stuffs. Cut out the ABCs. Seal with just a bit of modge podge. You'd have a really cool magnetic alphabet to gift.

not hybrid, but I love these:
http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2009/10/tutorial-how-to-make-plush-alphabet.html
http://ohsohappytogether.blogspot.com/2009/07/rag-quilt-letters-tutorial.html

Jubeefish
12-17-2009, 04:11 PM
Travel magnetic tic tac toe games that are in metal tins. These are great for long waits at a restaurant or in a car.

Travel bingo for the older kids- make a sheet and then laminate it and give with a wipe off marker (attach through a punched hole with ribbon to ensure that it doesn't get lost). Put things to find while traveling (stop sign, grocery cart, police car, traffic cone, etc). One side for local near the house stuff and one side for driving on the highway.

For 3 and up name stickers and a laminated sticker book. Just laminate different scenes you make in Photoshop and print some complimentary stickers for the kids to put on (use sticker paper or labels).