Today’s post is more of a testimonial to the simplicity of entertaining your kids than anything else. It seems like I spent many an afternoon growing up painting the concrete around the kiddie pool with the concentration of Leonardo. Apparently my kids are the same way since we spent close to an hour painting the patio on Sunday morning. In other words, this is #WednesdayPlayday reminder that sometimes simple is best!
I’ll humor you by giving materials and instructions, but you know the activity I’m talking about. Gather as many paint brushes and sponges as you’d like and an old tupperware container and let your kids ‘paint’ a stone or concrete surface. A deck would work also providing the wood changed colors when wet. Obvy.
Martha started this activity first and spent the better part of 20 minutes painting in a squatted position that I’d never get out of. Eleanor and Oliver perked up at some point and joined in the fun.
I think Mark told them he would take them swimming later that afternoon so they were ready. Also… Oliver is beginning his plumber apprenticeship this summer.
At some point, I suggested they see how the playground chalk would look if they used it on their wet patio stones. Then we tried to figure out where we would go if we jumped onto the patio stones like in Mary Poppins. Given their accessories, they decided that they’d go to the beach… Smart.
Then they painted the playhouses and it was time for a snack. Phew.
Any fun outdoor summer activities lined up? We’re in camp/ school for another week and then home for a stretch until REAL summer camp starts so I’m getting my list of fun times ready to go! Tune in each Wednesday for more #WednesdayPlayday ideas!
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