Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fun with our Outdoor Kit!


Today was a surprising day, weather wise.  We had snow, hail, rain, and sunshine all in one day.  It wasn't unbearably cold, but quite a change from the 60's and 70's we've become accustomed to.  Since it was cloudy and snowy most of the day, we traveled to our favorite place to hang out in the mornings, Barnes and Noble.  This evening, however, we decided to rummage through our Outdoor Kit for a quick activity to enjoy on the porch while the rain continued to fall. 

In Rebecca Cohen's book, Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids she talks about creating kits for spontaneous adventures for all kinds of weather.  You can create one for picnics, rainy days, sunny days, hiking, or a hodgepodge of games/items that you can take outdoors anytime for family fun.  Here are a couple of pictures showing what we have collected so far for our Outdoor Kit. We will be adding to it as time goes on! 


In the closet beside this kit we have our raincoats, fold up chairs, and boots.

Bubbles, umbrellas, suntan lotion, a sweater, Melissa & Doug binoculars, books, balls, sidewalk chalk, and sunglasses.


So this evening we decided to grab the bubbles and head outside while dinner was cooking in the oven.  You thought the bubbles were  hilarious...especially when we stomped on them to make the pop! I just loved hearing your belly laugh each time!  Soon, you will be able to blow the bubbles yourself! 







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8 comments:

  1. I've been enjoying this series of yours! The kits are a brilliant idea! I'm going to have to set some of those up. Thanks for sharing what was in yours!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! We're having so much fun...and it's gotten me to really take the time and enjoy all of the beauty outside. I love seeing posts of your little guy, too! He's adorable!

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  2. What are those frogs and where did you get them? I love frogs, too cute.

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    1. My mom got those for Grasy for Easter. The balls stick to the velcro on the mouth of each frog. They are made by Melissa & Doug! He thinks they're too funny!

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  3. What a wonderful idea! Your kit looks fabulous. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to creating a few more!

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  4. What a great idea! I'd love for you to share at my Outside Play Party.

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  5. Pure happiness! :) Remind us to enjoy little things ;) Thank you for adding this link to Share & Play Wednesday on our Facebook page!

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