Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer Play Inspiration - Play with Sand and Dirt

After we shared some ideas by busy bloggers about summer fun and playing with water, this week we asked our friends and followers on Facebook to share some of their ideas about playing with sand and dirt! Sticking with play ideas for summer! After all, it is summer! :)

So many really great ideas has been shared and here are short explanations and links to see detailed posts by each of contributing bloggers!

Maggy from Red Ted Art created beautiful dimensional beach scene cards with her kids. Never lacking inspiration for kids crafts around there! :)

Paint Cut Paste has this great post about sand trays and it's therapeutic uses for kids along with a little display of story set-ups in the sand.

Amy from the Child Central Station (unofficial queen of dirt!) has a number of posts with sand and dirt activities and fun ideas her little group in childcare enjoyed over time. Check these ideas here:

Judith from shared some of the great looking pages on their website for anyone looking for some green activities with sand including:

(also suggested by Bernadette from Mom to 2 Posh Divas as something on their to-do list!)

Cathy from NurtureStore shared 2 of their ideas to play with sand and dirt including:

Jamie from Hands on: as we grow made recycling fun by taking outside their recycled forest tin cans and planting them in the ground:

And, Ameera from Habeebee Homeschooling shows that you don't have to have a garden or open area to have fun with dirt:

Stop by our Facebook page and join us! We are having a lots of fun finding and sharing all the great ideas for playing and learning for toddlers and preschoolers! :) And, stop by again... we're not done with summer play inspiration! So much fun stuff to explore! :)

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