This week I have been babysitting our little neighbor girl, D. We just love her, she is like my girls' little sister. Anytime she is coming over, we plan fun things to do with her.
This time, we had an idea I found in Family Fun magazine.
You take an egg carton, and paint each nesting spot inside a different color. Being the lazy mom I am, (and I really don't like paint all that much!) I had the girls take magic markers and go to town.
When they had them all "painted" they set out to find objects outside that would match the color in each individual place in the carton. They had a BLAST!
They found such neat things! And it was such an easy activity to do. I love activities where the set up is minimal and it has maximum play value!
They went all over the yard, carefully making choices about each item they chose to match the colors inside the carton.
The girls were all excited to show me their finds. "Look Mom!"
They found leaves, mushrooms, flowers of all sorts, berries and more. If you want an easy activity that will get your kids outside, keep them excited and active for hours, and leave them with a sense of PRIDE and accomplishment, I recommend this one!