Outdoor time: Pet Rocks!

Here’s our third outdoor activity post for the month of August, which will be all outdoor time activities!  I’ve been having a ton of fun with this, and despite it being unseasonably cold this week (especially today… dude, all I want is for my clothes on the line to actually dry!), we have in fact spent at least an hour (usually a lot more) outside each day.  If I can keep this up through the fall, I may have to credit it as a miracle.  Of course, if I build a habit, it won’t be quite as hard, right? I would like to note that while I am posting primarily parent led activities, our daily outside time mostly consists of free time in the backyard or playground, or an exploring walk around the park, or something else more or less unstructured.

One of the activities that we did outside at camp was painting pet rocks.  It was a great time, but the best part was gathering the rocks from the creek.  And throwing rocks in the creek, of course.
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Once we had about ten rocks, we found a picnic table and got out our paints, brushes, glue, and googly eyes. Because all painted rocks need googly eyes, right?
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We did this while all of the campers were off on their overnight, so Clara was not terribly distracted and actually sat at the picnic table painting for over an hour. It was a brilliant time. Nancy took a nap in my arms. She also thought it was a brilliant time.
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3 Responses to “Outdoor time: Pet Rocks!”


  1. 1 Kristen August 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    You two look like you are concentrating really hard, but where are your tongues?

  2. 2 Karen August 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Hey I did that in the 60’s have two saved for both of my girls!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3 carrita August 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Soo cute. Such intensity


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