Storm Branch Catapult

So, a little while back, we had a quick storm breeze through. I have been meaning to post these pictures for a while, for they show what can happen when you just sit back and let kids “play”. Continue reading

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Sorting Shells

With the weather turning warmer, we have been venturing to one of our favorite destinations for play and exploration: the beach. Over the past couple trips we have collected some shells, rocks, seaweed, rock snails, and crabs. We got to build sand castles and we, and I really mean Arthur here, got to release some energy and romp around  in the waves during high tide… Continue reading

A New Outdoor Playscape

My boys love to be outside. I love to be outside. Therefore, we are outside as much as possible. It is a great place to run, jump, explore, and to also learn. Lots of playful learning opportunities! So, we had this ‘dead’ corner in our yard and I so wanted to turn it into a place that fostered creativity, exploration, and play. Continue reading

Constructing a Quick Outdoor Fort

Our neighbor recently trimmed branches from the trees that lined our mutual driveway. They have been in a pile for a few days, so I figured we could use a few to help create a fort. This was super easy and took us maybe 5-10 minutes. I think we did pretty well, I mean, I am not sure if Bear Grllys is going to contact us any time soon, but  I am happy with what we came up with! The boys had a great time… Continue reading