So I gather all the children together, along with all the Thomas toys we own, make up some snacks and let them at it! Simple and effective 🙂
After a snack the children get on to the serious business of playing and building relationships:
Whilst he does this the older girls take one younger one each and do some tray activities:
Even B1 gets in on the action (We went a bit over board on B1 photos especially for Granny.)
After doing their trays they join T10 on the floor for some train play:
Whilst everyone is happily playing I make our muffin tin meal (pop over to Michelle’s wonderful blog for more muffin tin meal ideas: http://michellesjournalcorner.blogspot.co.uk/). We use Heinz Thomas Tank Engine pasta shapes in tomato sauce and some Thomas shaped crisps. I cut some cheese slices into a train shape (to place on the pasta if desired). I also make up a fruit salad train with whatever I have on hand. The last touch is some homemade banana muffins with cinnamon icing with a Thomas edible label stuck on them. Not very imaginative, but the best I can do on a Friday afternoon!
After lunch, they all relax in front of a Thomas DVD, blowing their Thomas whistles at the TV screen!