Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Build a Fairy House

Go outside and let your imagination run wild - build a fairy house. Fairy houses are whimsical habitats built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride. These small structures are made for fairies to visit. Any material found in the garden, forest or beach can be used. These two were build by 5 and 6 year old children in the garden. They spent hours running around collecting pebbles, sticks, etc. and finding just the right location for their fairy houses - one under the lilies and the other in the ferns beside the pond so the frogs could visit. You can't see it, but there is even a small hammock (made with a leaf) inside the house in the lilies.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Have a Human Wheelbarrow Race

Planning a picnic today? A human wheelbarrow race is a fun game and easy to organize. As long as you can find some willing "wheelbarrows".
  • Select an agreed upon start and finish line.
  • Organize the wheelbarrows and drivers at the start line.
  • Yell "GO".
  • Don't bother running to the finish line yourself as no one will make it - the last man standing will be the winner.
In this race Arch, the oldest driver, and Ruby, the littlest wheelbarrow, were the clear winners as they figured out that slow and steady wins the race.
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