This is such a good garden game for children. It’s especially good when the sun is starting to drop. You need so few pieces of equipment, and you’ll already have them to hand in the house or garden.
The evenings have been much warmer than the mornings, here, like the sun really needed the whole day to get going, which is a bit late for sleepy Mr James. However, this is a fun activity that you can play in the garden, whatever the weather – just wrap up warmly if it’s cold outdoors, and wear less if it’s hot!
James is loving his sand pit right now, especially since I gave him the scoop from a tub of Miofresh. He loves making the “tiny circle sandcastles” and carries them really carefully. He carries them around the garden, and occasionally into the house. But mostly he’s just excited by them.
So, he was happily playing with his scoop in the sand and I got on with making him “a river”. I used Bacofoil, tearing a longish strip off, and folding up the edges before filling it with water.
It was a little bit windy, so I put a sprinkling of sand along the bottom to hold the foil still before the water got in. An interesting conversation about sand banks ensued – boats might get stuck on them if they’re too big, don’cha know?
Then James was free to play with his new river! Good fun, and pretty simple!
Apparently even steam rollers enjoy a dip in the river from time to time. You can see that the foil didn’t hold the water completely. So don’t try this if you want the floor to be dry afterwards. Additionally, James trampled the edges in a few places so the water escaped that way, too.
This foil river was a nice activity to try, and made a bit of a change from those teeny tiny sandcastles for a while!