Welcome to the Outdoor Play Link Up!
Lots of great ideas were linked up last week but my favorite was for sure the rainbow walk that was linked from Gratefully Growing in Grace.
Sam is super into rainbows and I think she would really love the idea of going on a walk to find those colors. Plus, I am always a fan of combining a craft project and outdoor play. Head over here and check out this great post.
This week Sam and I stayed up a little bit late to try out some outdoor play in the dark! We wanted to see if we could find the moon and see some stars but of course, it got cloudy. Bummer. But with flashlights in hand we still had a great adventure. We played around with what we could spot with our flashlights, listened to the sounds of the night and walked around the yard. The best part was heading to the back of the yard where we have buches and trees. We had some pretty big backyard birds that we scared out of their sleeping spots, which of course scared both of us, but after we recovered from the startle was very fun to experience.
Can you see her? She loved getting a chance to play on her swingset too in the dark!
I was surprised that she was not afraid at all, which was great! Playing in the backyard at night is great practice for little ones that are going to be going camping and need to be more comfortable outside at night. You can discover if they have any fears or hesitations about being outside in the dark and address those fears in the safety and comfort of your own yard. Your child will then be much more comfortable in the dark when you are out camping! Love practicing camping skills at home before heading out!
How did your kids play outdoors this week?
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