I love having little ways for the kids to occupy themselves during the summer. They are pretty good at entertaining themselves, but it is still fun to have a yard full of things that make them want to hang out here.
Ahhhh, summer... I adore summer, the sight of gorgeous blue skies, the smell of bonfires with friends, the feel of the sand beneath my feet, the taste of produce fresh from the farmer's market, and the sound the childen saying "I'm bored". Oh wait, nobody likes that last part. Well I have a super easy, super quick game that will have those kids giggling for hours.
We are so lucky to live in an area that is absolutely gorgeous this time of year. We are surrounded by woods, and the land is filled with hills and valleys, and riddled with tiny creeks. The neighborhood kids all spend a great deal of time playing in these woods, but this is the first year that I have truly felt comfortable enough to let my son go adventuring with them.