As the weather was so beautiful over the weekend I managed to get a lot of jobs done around the house, including a load of washing being hung on the line for the first time this year, while the Mini Mes took advantage of their new 'tuff spot' on the patio.
They are at the age where they don't need to be watched 24/7 and I can trust them to play together while I just observe from the kitchen
cook and clean in peace.
They began by using spades to gather damp mud then they built a wall to divide the tuff spot (aka concrete mixing tray) into two sections; one half for grass and the other for water play. They then went on a bug hunt, leaving no stone unturned, and collected a variety of creatures including caterpillars and woodlice before transferring them to the newly created home.
Both were really thoughtful and ensured worms were left in the garden so they wouldn't suffer in the warm sunshine!
They gathered a few of their toys and soon transformed the tuff spot into a miniature village of dinosaurs, Zomlings and Smurfs!
A simple yet fun activity which kept them happy for several hours.
They benefited from this more than they even realised too...
* Some of the skills used/development *
Care for animals and the environment
What outdoor activities do your children enjoy?