Making a garden feast

I am not quite finished with the backyard as a play area for the kids, but one thing that I am committed to is not cluttering it with toys. By toys, I mean traditional playthings. I have furnished it with things that I feel will not only encourage play, but keep their minds open to exploring and being creative.
As a facilitator of play, I don't make the kids play - I encourage them to do so. I try not to hover, or be obtrusive. I often watch with wonder, how they just figure things out, and come up with crazy, quirky, amazing creations and ideas.

Below the boys set out on a journey to collect herbs for their supper. They worked alongside each other, having a silly conversation about tow trucks, and buses, but nonetheless they were on a mission. 

One boy sent his helper (little girl) to buy some oil...I think she got distracted on the way.
no matter...they added spices
just a bit more
...and more...
they gave it a good stir
...ahh to be a kid again!

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Anonymous at: May 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM said...

That looks like fun! I am amazed on how kids can just make/create anything in their heads possible in real life! Their imagination is just endless! #letkidsbekids

Karen Bell at: May 6, 2015 at 1:45 AM said...

Love the way children explore and get creative in their own way, especially outdoors.
Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

Jenny at: May 7, 2015 at 3:48 AM said...

Cute post. We've just built an outdoor kitchen for our children to play with and they have so much fun out there #letkidsbekids

Marie at: May 18, 2015 at 7:25 AM said...

It's funny how kids can create stories out of nothing. It's really good for them to explore life from a safe place.

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