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Want Some Great Babysitting Activities?

Jun 12, 2008
Many different people end up babysitting. Sometimes it's a job for teenagers and sometimes other mothers take on the job. When you get to babysit kids then you need to think of making the evening interesting and fun. The following great activities can be done with the kids you are babysitting. They will have a great time and you will probably get called back to babysit again.

Bubble making Activity - Kids have so much fun with something so simple as bubbles, and they have even more fun when they make the bubble stuff themselves. You will need a few ingredients to make this happen. Bring corn syrup and dish soap with you.

1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons of corn syrup 1/3 cup dish soap

Mix everything up and use one of the kids bubble blowers to blow bubbles. If they don't have a bubble blower then use some of the kitchen utensils. Anything that has a hole in it will work, like a handle, or a potato masher, or an apple peeler.

Another great activity you can do with the kids is making play dough from scratch. To do this, you will need cream of tartar, water, salt, flour, food coloring, and vegetable oil.

Food coloring 1 cup of salt 2 cups flour 4 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 cups boiling water 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Add the coloring to the water that is boiling. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well, the more you nead the dough the nicer the consistency will be. Store the whole thing in a plastic container. You can either make this with the kids or before you go to your babysitting engagement.

The above are just two great activities you can do with the kids. You can find many more options online. If these two activities are not enough for one night throw in a cool Disney movie and some popcorn. They will have had so much fun, that they will be ready to do something relaxing.
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