I was recently given a box of kid's craft books. While flicking through one I came across a wonderful idea for a miniature campsite in The Sunny Day Book by Jane Bull (2004). I showed Cakey and we agreed that we had to make it NOW.
|Little campsite in The Sunny Day Book|
We had to improvise with what was on hand as there was no preparation time for this activity. We didn't have any sand so we took some mulch out of the garden and pressed it firmly onto a tray. Once the base was down we started gathering rocks, twigs and plant material. Playdough was our construction agent.
This was a lovely activity because the whole family got involved. Boo plonked/arranged the rocks, Cakey made trees and the campfire with plants offcuts, twigs and playdough, Chris made the tent and I made the washing line and pond.
The girls loved the pond. I cut out little fish from an old sponge to add to the pond. Boo added rocks and Cakey added playdough to the pond to 'hold the fish down'. Anyway, a picture tells a thousand words...
|Making the pond - we added fish cut from a sponge|
|Washing line - string tied to twigs with felt clothing pegged on|
|Tent made from twigs and a pretty piece of material|
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