Want to know the secret to building sensational sand structures every time?
Take your family’s sand castle creations to the next level with these easy tips.
Building a sand structure is a great way to bond with your family at the beach. Use these easy tips to create a castle masterpiece instead of a massive failure!
In this article I’ll share four simple secrets that will help you achieve sand castle success with your kids.
Why Build a Sand Castle?
There’s no better beach project than to build a sand castle as a family. It’s practically a summer rite of passage. On the list of things you must do when you head to the beach: splash around in the water, look for seashells and build a sand castle.
Although it may seem like a piece of cake, building a sand castle is deceptively tricky. You can spend hours digging, patting and sculpting and still find that your finished product is not all you hoped it would be. There’s an easy way to fix that!
Want to spend even more time wandering among the delightful sights, smells and sounds of your local market?
Discover more about the foods grown near your hometown with a fun farmers’ market treasure hunt.
Don’t just buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn where they come from and how they grow, and support local farmers in the process.
In this article I’ll show you how to make the most of your trip to the local farmers’ market by having a treasure hunt with your kids.
Why Have a Farmers’ Market Treasure Hunt?
Whether you regularly go to the farmers’ market with your family or as a special event, a treasure hunt will help you make the most out of your experience.
A farmers’ market is the perfect backdrop for a unique learning quest, where the treasure is the bounty of colorful produce.
Don’t just breeze past the vendors to pick up a few groceries—learn about them.
With the treasure hunt sheet as a guide, use this adventure to get to know those vendors by name, discover how the farmers get the food from the field to the market, and learn how to recognize the local produce that’s in season and more.
Do your kids hesitate at going outside to play?
Want to find out how to use a stick to inspire creativity and get your kids running for the door?
To learn how to transform a stick into an adventure with your kids, I interview Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.
More About This Show
The Parenting Adventures podcast is a show from My Kids’ Adventures.
It’s for parents (and grandparents) who are looking for creative things to do with their kids.
The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).
In this episode, I interview Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks, authors of seven books, including The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do With a Stick, as well as The Wild Weather Book and The Wild City Book. They are both experts in helping kids connect with the outdoors. They blog at GoingWild.net.
Jo and Fiona share ways to use a stick to get your kids excited about going outside for an adventure.
You’ll discover why it’s important for kids to play outside and how playing with sticks can help with creativity and highlight the importance of our environment.
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