Outdoors

Giveaway: Gramping Fun (part 1)

March 27, 2014

Sponsored by Aerogard, Mortein and Nuffnang  “The family who camps together, stays together” the saying goes.  As a family of seasoned campers, I get the sentiment behind the words: camping provides many quiet bonding moments, challenging times that turn into great stories, and magical experiences in the wonders of nature. When my husband and I [...]

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Part 1 – Gardening With Kids: Planting from Seeds (using toilet rolls)

September 7, 2013

I’m not good at keep plants alive but for a long time now I’ve wanted to (successfully) do a  herb/vege garden with the children. Something simple and basic, so there’s that connection between the ground and the food we eat. I talked to one of my friends about it, she works for About the Garden [...]

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Paint Leaves

May 5, 2013

To celebrate Autumn, the younger children and I went to one of our favourite exploring spots for a rainbow leaf hunt. We also collected dry leaves to later paint and hang in the kitchen (we did this last year with maple leaves). I love doing this sort of stuff with the children because it has [...]

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Rainbow Garden Step 1 — Rainbow Pots

March 13, 2013

Ever since I came across this picture of the Keukenhof Tulip Fields in Holland, I’ve wanted my own version of rainbow garden. The problem is I’m a terrible gardener. I don’t even like gardening very much (just the finished product).   But I’m determined to do some digging the dirt with the kids, and armed [...]

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7 Games From Around the World

November 7, 2012

7 Games inspired from children around the world I love this post, and not just because it helped take backyard play at our place to entire new level; there is much more than that.  It was an opportunity to give my children perspective, beyond what they see around them. World Vision gave me permission to [...]

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50 Backyard Game Ideas

June 27, 2012

I’m passionate about all kinds of play for kids. Following my post about the importance of play, I’ve put together the ideas provided by you all in this post of 50 Backyard Game Ideas. 50 Backyard Game Ideas Climb trees Moodle ball: Use a pool noodle as a bat and a soft toy ball. This [...]

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