Monday, September 6, 2010

A Little Patch of Grass

I planted some grass in a large shallow container for kids to use with their plastic animals.  I had no idea how much they would enjoy it!

Farmers

They gathered all of our farm items:  a barn I got from Micheals and painted, a vegetable garden, fencing and farm animals and set up their farm.

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Which they played with for a week.  The only reason we took it down was to cut the grass and give it a good watering.

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Wild Safari

I received some animals in the mail (I will be reviewing later this month) and the kids immediately set up a wild safari.

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Tender Care

What amazes me the most is that they have been taking such great care of their little patch of grass.  

Spritzing it with water

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and trimming the grass when it starts getting shaggy.

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It’s funny how adding a little patch of grass to our play area has sparked their imagination. 

~Cindy

11 comments:

Kami said...

That is such a cute idea!

Amanda said...

What an AWESOME idea!!!!

Seriously,

You have one of the neatest blogs.
Where do you come up with this stuff?
Not only am I making apple play-doh tomorrow, but not I'm gonna be makin' this too!

Wonder Mom said...

EXCELLENT idea Cindy! I believe will need to grow our own grass soon...

(And, if I'm a betting woman, I am certain my kiddos will take better care of their "lawn" than my husband and I do of our own yard!)

Tonia said...

What a cute idea! I'll have to try this with my dd!

Jolanthe said...

Great idea!!! :)

Tam said...

you always have the best ideas! keep 'em coming (no pressure though!) :)

MaryAnne said...

What a great idea - my kids would LOVE this!

Cristi said...

That is absolutely the cutest idea I've seen in a long time. I think I might need to run to Wal-Mart and get some dirt and grass seed. I have a similar set of animals that need a realistic home.

Michelle said...

I love this...and I am sure Emily and Juliette would too!

Joesette said...

Awesome idea!

Mama Jenn said...

Cindy, I LOVE this idea!!! We have some potting soil and leftover grass. We are TOTALLY starting this TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

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