Any ideas please.
Games for 3 pre-school age children, and a 5 yr old.
Outdoor games or indoor games
They have nothing. When I say nothing I mean nothing. Living in a forest without trees and grass.
It won't make sense to you , but that's how it is.
So far I have thought of
Egg and spoon
Pass the parcel( stone)
Dancing and singing
Items hidden in a box or tin, and they have to remember them.
These children need stimulation in the most basic ways.
Oh hell !
I'll tell you the story, then it makes it more sense.
Syria ! There is a little family, Dad, 4 children and 75yr old granny. Granny is ill and doesn't know what is the matter.
Can't afford a doctor, and doctor probably can't get through anyway.
Unicef, won't deal with individual families.
Save the Children are unable to give assistance unless the family can reach them or a point of help.
They are living in a massive bombed out place on their own. Far in the country in a rebel held area. Described by their dad as a forest (but not like the forests we know).
Granny and the 4 children sleep in one area on a mattress together. They are eating lots of eggs.
They have no electricity or hot water. They cannot go anywhere because they are trapped. Nobody can get to them because of the rebels blocking roads.
They cannot wash their clothes and dry them now it is cold.
No money can be sent because the banks block the transactions to Syria. (probably couldn't pick it up anyway.)
The mother of the children left them and fled.
They have no body else anywhere and the children are lonely for the company of other children, making them fractious and being like any other bored children would be.
No pencils, crayons, books , or anything.
Not able to send parcels of clothes or anything either.
This has been their little lives for the last 4/5 years.
I've been trying to think of things that will give granny a rest as she is raising them on a daily basis, and also for their development and keeping them occupied.
Any and all suggestions will be welcome. Thank you.
We are so damn lucky, and still we complain.