Fun in the sun (and mud)

29 May

With all this glorious sunshine we’ve been lucky enough to spend most of our days out in the garden. The monsters are generally very good at entertaining themselves out there but The Gannet’s idea of entertaining himself generally involves eating daisies, grass, stones etc etc.

I thought that for a change I would set up some ingredients for them to play with and explore. I’d been busy potting up plants and playing with compost so I decided to let them in on the fun!

I filled a large tray with compost and put it next to the paddling pool. The Limpet played for quite a while creating shapes and molding it. The Gannet was very interested in the new texture and began exploring it very slowly. Fortunately he didn’t try exploring it with his mouth.



After a while my daughter suddenly realised she could add water and then it became a whole lot more exciting.



The Gannet particularly enjoyed this and sat playing for ages, a lot longer than his older sister.


Yes it was messy but it was a fun sensory experience which allowed me a bit of time to complete my gardening.


4 Responses to “Fun in the sun (and mud)”

  1. Catherine (@MummyLion) May 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    ooh you’re brave, though..if it buys you gardening time, i might try it!

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) May 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    I love this, children can be amused by the simplest things, and that which they develop themselves is always the best. Clearly the adding water of their own accord spun the enjoyment out all the more. I bet the ring round the bath was worth it for the fun they had. Thank you for linking up on Country Kids

  3. northofseven June 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    LOL! That’s what my 4 year old DID to my container gardening. She had fun. The lettuce seeds however…

  4. Davina June 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    So much fun!!!!! What a great sensory activity…

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