Spring Into Action - part II
Last week in Part 1, the focus was on preparing your outdoor spaces and equipment for spring and summer activities. Now that those spaces are all spruced up, why not take full advantage of them by moving the indoors out?
Just about anything you can do indoors can be taken outside. Whole cities can be constructed when the blocks and construction area expands to a large section of blacktop. Story-time is more enjoyable and less cramped when there is room to spread out and read (or listen) to a story under a shady tree. Science experiments and art projects done outside have less mess and stress. Have your junior naturalists observe by bringing magnifying lenses, sketch pads and journals outside to record wildlife like the professionals do- in their natural habitat. And of course, most card and board games are perfect for playing outdoors.
With a bit of planning, and a sturdy wagon, you can add a new dimension to the things you already do simply by taking them outside.