Monday, April 2, 2012
What to do on a chilly sunny day with your child..Fairy Houses..
Wow the sun is out you all.. Yippee. !
I was thinking about what I used to do as a child and then it dawned on me... Hey why not remind everyone about how much fun it is to build fairy houses with you children..
With most of you all that I know ... Your little peanuts are so tiny that they may need some help.. If they are really small I suggest you keep it very simple..
Spend some time collecting some things you might like to put into your brownie or fairy house and do not forget to bring a penny or something bright and colorful :)
Some "hard core' fairy house builders use only what they find right there on the spot..
I say hey... do what ever feels good to you.. I have seen some amazing fairy villages while hiking on the coast of Mendocino ... what a thrill .. a total joy that someone leaves behind for others to enjoy..
You must keep in mind that sometime "trolls " do come and wipe out your work.. but fairies just fly away and whisper for you that it is time to build a new place for them to come and play with you..
I have found that bases of trees are very nice... there are many different kinds of fairies and the safest for children are the tree... avoiding Poison Oak which does grow around rocks and trees as well as waking up critters like gopher snakes on a warm day or scorpions.. so .. be choosey... ???
I loved this game and still play it with some of my friends... Have fun with these photos and send me some of your fairy house photos to my facebook... I will post them on my blog...
Older kids can spend more time creating but the little ones sort of just there for the 3 min experience.. If your lucky.. However returning to the back yard or the hike out in Brooktrails par course to find your little fairy house still there.. Is very rewarding... I like this even more so then :Easter Egg Hunting "
One other idea... Is more complicated but very very fun...
Make them ahead of time with some other mommas while the babies are at a play group..
Then surprise your little ones with a fairy walk.. ! here is a good article from a blog I found about this very subject... I think introducing this to your child is a wonderful way to increase more out door play...