One of R’s favourite activities is a really simple one. Our living room has patio doors in it leading out into the garden. I got some foam shapes – I bought these ones from Hobbycraft, but you could easily get some foam sheets and cut your own shapes out – and gave her a little tub of water and a paintbrush. I had to show her a couple of times how it worked – she couldn’t quite understand initially that she had to put the foam shapes onto the wet bits of window that she had already painted – but she got the hang of it quickly and it keeps her busy for ages.
I think this is a particularly good wet weather activity – R seems to really enjoy seeing the rain drip down on the other side of the window as the water runs down on her side too.