Beach Craftiness for Kids
We ventured back to the beach over the weekend and it was gorgeously hot and sunny again. Actually, it was too hot and sitting on the hot sand digging holes and making sand castles wasn't an option for long. There was also an explosion of annoying tiny black flies who had to be constantly brushed off our arms and legs; not bitey, just tickley and a bother. Instead, Daddy took Curly Girly for a walk along the beach to collect interesting things in her bucket. There was a bit of a breeze near the sea and some shallow pools to cool off in.
Things she found:
Small bits of drift wood
We all know that you're not meant to cart home wheelbarrows full of pebbles from the beach, but we did take home a handful of 'special' ones. Also, I'm not keen on the children picking up scabby feathers, but they always do!
Back at home in a shady corner of the garden, Daddy and Curly Girl set about making a little beach scene with their beach treasure.
A recent blog post from Flossie Teacakes reminded me that painting pebbles is a great crafty activity for children. I'm not sure that we could make as good a job as she did with her kids, but we'll enjoy trying!
This post is a part of The Play Agenda and #Get Good Summer Linky Party and we are on the home straight now. Can't believe that the summer has gone sooooo quickly!