Today’s Guest Post is from Janna who blogs at The Adventure of Motherhood , we met at a conference and immediately bonded over our love of activities and linking them to books.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mountains of toys, video games, movies, and computers were either non-existent in my childhood or almost non-existent. Three of my favorite toys really weren’t what most people would consider toys, but they gave me hundreds of hours of enjoyment.
Outside is where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in the dirt, playing with water, or up in a tree.
- looking for roly polys or “pill bugs”
- making mud pies
- squishing my toes in mud
- digging a hole in an empty lot
- burying things
- riding my brother’s dirt bike
Suggested Book: Jeff Foxworthy’s book of poems Dirt on My Shirt.
- spraying the hose
- the sprinkler
- water guns and balloons
- dancing in the rain
- splashing in puddles
- observing earth worms
Suggested Book: Mo Willems Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
- to hide
- to rest
- to enjoy the shade
- to challenge
- to swing from a branch
- to pick some fruit
- to dream big dreams
Suggested Book: Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree
When it comes to having fun outside, I still find myself in the dirt, spraying the hose, or attempting to climb a tree. These are three things I intend to share with my daughter, and joys I hope to never outgrow. What things will you never outgrow from your childhood?
If you have children’s books that you love and would like to share them with other moms, please consider linking up to my weekly meme called Feed Me Books Friday. It’s kind of like an online book club from moms, and a great way to compile a stellar library list.
If you’d like to learn about a project to record the stories of YOUR youth join me at MommysPiggyTALES.com.