Even though we are talking about spending time outdoors this month, I was reminded this week (when it rained for three days straight) that even though it is summer, there are still days when indoor activities are required.
A few weeks ago when I shared one of our favorite rainy day activities, several of you provided other fantastic ideas for when the weather keeps kids indoors. Tif suggested cotton ball races and stuffed animal picnics, Katy suggested an indoor ball pit, and Jamie uses masking tape on the floor to make roads and tracks for matchbox cars. I’ll be sharing more of those rainy day suggestion in coming weeks. Isn’t it amazing to parent as part of a community?
Speaking of community, our showcase this week features another favorite indoor activity – building forts!
Jennifer of Gill Gazette submitted these pictures of her family constructing a living room fort:
Look at those happy faces! So fun, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing with us. Don’t forget you can send your Showcase submissions to me any time at simplekidsblog at gmail dot com.
Now for your weekend reading . . .
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We Are THAT Family: Works For Me Wednesday “Mom, I’m Bored” Edition
Family Hack: 5 Ways to Get 90% OFF Designer Kid’s Clothes
National Wildlife Federation: Get Ready to Camp! (Thank you to my friend Jeanine for this link. Lots of practical and fun ways to prepare for the Great American Backyard Campout on June 27th!)
Studio Xanadeux: Monday in the Park
Not-Ever-Still-Life with Girls: An Evening Walk Addressed To A Young Lady
What were your favorites this week? Feel free to share links to your own blog as well!