Sunday, February 19, 2017

Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? {Practical Mondays #47}


Life imitates Art. 

Our play room sometimes imitates the Where’s Wally (Waldo) book!

Utterly messy, jumbled up and chaotic!

Imagine a sensory bin that was only supposed to have coffee beans, now has magnetic alphabets, cotton buds, UNO cards, cars, pencils, bottle caps, dice, and COINS?

Perfect to play a Where’s Wally game! Take a picture of the select few items to be hunted before tossing them back in the mess. I put some Wally (Waldo) stickers we had on coins and tossed them in too. Don't forget to set the timer before you yell "go!" 

When life gives you lemons, like they say! 

Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? DIY Game by Practical Mom

Round one: Items haphazardly sprawled in the pictures. What was really difficult was matching coins to the picture (we have Peruvian Nuevo Soles pesos to Bolivian Bolivianos!)


Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? DIY Game by Practical Mom


Round two: Put the Wally stickers on coins & made sure the items in the picture are in rows, so my 5 year old could mentally 'tick them off'. 

Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? DIY Game by Practical Mom

Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? DIY Game by Practical Mom
We have all the Wally Books! Plenty to do within the books itself


If toys are scattered all over the place, take individual pictures and put then all in one album! Kids can tick the ‘heart’ on each picture once found. Here's my screenshot:


Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? DIY Game by Practical Mom


Where's Wally (In Your Mess)? DIY Game by Practical Mom
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30 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. I love the go outside board game.

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    1. Lydia, I have been unable to post any comments on your blog!

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  2. Awesome lemonade! So great how you made a chore into a fun game!

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  3. I remember Where's Waldo from when I was a kid! Those are fun books. :) Thanks for hosting!

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  4. This is such a good idea. Me and the kids love Where's Wally #bigpinklink

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    1. Thanks! The only problem is when you are roped in too, and your eyes hurt like hell!

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  5. What a fun idea! I remember the Where's Waldo books as being lots of fun. :-)

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  6. Ooooh! We were away from the house all weekend (read: house is a BIG mess), so I am totally going to do this to help my daughter clean up her things in a few minutes! What a great idea! Pinning!

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  7. Thanks so much for featuring my dinosaur post! Always love seeing your creative activities.

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  8. What a fun idea! My little one is far too young at the moment, but I know I'd have loved this as a child! #MarvMondays

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    1. Better keep the coins away from very little ones! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  9. Another creative idea! And a great way to re-cycle some items as well. I love reading your posts - always full of great ideas. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

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  10. Such a simple but effective idea. I think I'll try this with my two this afternoon after nursery. We are never short of clutter to hide things in haha. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam.

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  11. Clever, clever! Had to pin a few of these. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Some great and simple ideas - the kiddies would love this!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

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  13. You are always coming up with such fun and clever ideas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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