Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Play Inspiration - Play with Shells

Again this week we had another  Share & Play on our Facebook page Wednesday fun sharing day and the theme was summer fun playing with shells - so, if you have some laying around your home or you're planning to go to the vacation this year somewhere near beach, hope these will come handy! As usual, many wonderful ideas were shared and today, we'll share these ideas with all of you here so you can take a look and recreate some of these ideas at home with your own toddlers:

Shells in fairy garden by Nurture Store

Lots of fun ideas with shells over at

Painting shells at Paint Cut Paste

Shell garland from Paint Cut Paste

Beach treasure mobile also from Paint Cut Paste

Creating fish pool with shells over at Creatiivity My Passion

Using shells as counters (and other Montessori ideas) by Living Montessori Now

Land art by Smiling Like Sunshine

And check

Ocean in the bag by Seeds Network

For more summer play inspiration check out earlier round up posts with play ideas with natural mediums:

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  1. Great shell ideas!! I am going to pin this post.

    Visiting from Link & Learn. :)

    RockerMom @ The Linton Academy

  2. these are all nice ideas not just for toddlers. I like the mobiles and the land art the best.
    We didn't have a beach close enough when my boys were younger so we purchased a basket of shells for about $3 - they just sorted the shells of their own accord and glued them together into little 'people'.

  3. I have fond memories of painting shells, thanks for the reminder I have never done it with my kids, but now will!

  4. I so wish we lived closer to a beach or somewhere that had shells...I love the mobile with shells!

  5. thanks for including us among these great ideas! we are on a beach vacay at this moment and will be posting more painted seashells tomorrow on the blog - stay tuned! happy summer!

  6. Too many fun ideas! Now I am going to check them all out! We live in FL where shells are plentiful ;)

    Coming thru from Link & Learn

  7. Thank you ladies for stopping by and taking a time to leave a comment! Much appreciated! :) And I'm really glad you like this little round up of ideas! :)

  8. Great ideas- we just did a scavenger hunt in our sandbox! Thanks for sharing it on The Sunday Showcase ;-)


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