Monday, May 29, 2017

Fairy Houses {Camping wth Kids}

There are so many great things to do with kids when you go camping. It's a great time to sit back and just let them explore nature!

At times though they need a little encouragement and inspiration. Ashlee and I both found this when we took our tribes camping over Easter.

We did many things while we were camping:
  • We went hiking and saw an amazing waterfall.
  • We went walking and explored our surroundings.
  • We had an Easter Egg hunt-ofcourse.
  • The kids played in their tent with a few special toys from home.
  • The kids coloured in.
  • We made music by turning tree trunks into drums.
  • The kids raced and had jumping competitions.
  • They played in dirt and the grass.
  • Unfortunately the only downside to our campsite was there were no trees suitable for climbing so there was no tree climbing on this occasion.
One night, before tea, the kids were getting particularly restless so Ashlee suggested they build some fairy houses! It was a brilliant idea!

Squiggles and Miss L worked together to run around the campsite looking for appropriate materials and built some beautiful houses.

It just so happened that I had a little jar of fairy dust in the car so as the girls worked on their second fairy house I sneakily threw a little glitter over their first house. Their reactions were priceless! So much excitement over a little bit of glitter!

And the best bit? The next morning the breeze had blown the glitter so it looked like the fairies had been wandering around the campsite!

Such a simple activity, requiring almost no preparation and filled with wonder and imagination.

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Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.

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