Tag: outside

We bought Hannah a cedar playhouse from Costco for her birthday back in the spring, but Adam didn’t get a chance to assemble it until a few weeks ago. At first it was too cold to build it, then he broke his toe and couldn’t build it. So, finally, she has her playhouse now in the backyard!

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This was another project from an Asia Citro book. These yarn-wrapped sticks were in her A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature

We collected the sticks from our nearby woods and playground.

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At some point during the winter, when we were busy with snow paint, someone on social media suggested I try homemade chalk paint in the summer. And I do not forget awesome suggestions like that, but I did forgot who told me. So last week, we made some liquid chalk paint.

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It’s hot. Not 100 degrees hot, but regular July-in-NJ hot. And despite living at the shore, we are not all-day, every-day beach people. There are only so many indoor, air-conditioned things you can do with a three-year-old during an extra hot week before everyone needs to feel the sun and get some vitamin D. This is where our backyard messy play has come in.

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Oh, I so love a good walk outside. I’ll take one around my neighborhood streets, and I’ll even walk on the treadmill inside. But when I can get out into the woods, or even over to the beach, that is just the best. Sometimes I procrastinate and put every other little task ahead of getting outside. Life gets in the way. Sometimes it snows and the trails ice over. But when I get out there, this is what I see:

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