Bringing bits of outdoors indoors can certainly help brighten the sometimes gloomy winter days. I have been wanting to make my kids a mini sand box for a while and I decided it was finally time to do it. And yes, we played with our sandbox indoors.
I’m excited to be partnering with four fantastic bloggers today on a nature table blog hop. You’ll get to see a total of five nature tables, each as unique as the family that created them.
Charlie the Caterpillar (probably because it is a gift from grandma), so our first activity was bringing that story to life. My son painted two sticks to look like Charlie and Katie, we collected rocks on a walk and I made mini-trees out of conifer needs. We couldn't act out the entire book but the kids had fun anyway.
Disclosure: A vast majority of the time we will be playing with this on our back porch. But it was a new and exciting indoor activity for the many snow days we have been having. My son was so excited he had a hard time going to sleep the day we bought the materials.
Check out these ideas for nature tables from my fellow bloggers: