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Digging in the sand and building in the sand is always a creative and engaging experience for kids. It is now time to think and create beyond the standard sandcastle. Try making an alligator in the sand and color it green, a rainbow sandcastle or just spray a rainbow in the sand! Have fun and let the creativity come out this summer!
If your lucky enough to be on the beaches of Normandie, France on December 2nd, check out this amazing Sand Sculpting Event by Dunes Event.
This French company is giving a whole new meaning to Sand Sculpting! Here is a peak at some of Dunes Event's amazing works of sand sculpting art!
It's amazing what can be created with sand, water, a creative mind and a whole lot of talent !
Take a peak at the YouTube video below to see what goes into building these massive sand sculptures and just how big they really!
Let us know if you have the opportunity to attend this great event on December 2nd and if if the Penguins of Madagascar Sand Sculpture was featured!
Looking for something new and fun to do outside with the kids this winter? Try building some of these cute snow sculptures found on pinterest.com
A caterpillar can be made with snowballs either made by hand or using the plastic snowballs now sold in stores and on amazon.com. Snowballers are also great for making large snow eyes for your snow sculptures or pyramids made of snowballs.
Click on the snowballer photo below if you want to purchase direct from amazon.
This is a fun way to turn a snowy day upside down!! Now that's creative!
Look around your yard after a snowfall, a snow sculpture may be right there waiting for someone to add eyes, ears or a nose!
Last but not least, enjoy your outside winter play time.
We hope theses ideas from pinterest.com spark creativity for fun and easy snow sculpting this winter.
We love to hear from our readers! Send in photos or a quick comment on what new snow sculpting idea you tried.
A lot of snow or a little snow. is enough snow to color?
This girl from Tuckahoe, NY kept busy while her parents cleaned off their car from an overnight snowfall.
Send in pictures of how you Color Your Worlds this winter!
It doesn't matter if it's a giant blue snowman, rainbow snowballs or just cool random coloring in the snow! It's about having fun and getting creative!
Getting outside to play isn't just fun for kids it's also important for health and wellbeing. Here are 3 great reasons to get your kids out and playing in the outdoors.
1. Reduces Stress.
Getting kids outside to play is a natural stress reliever and a great outlet for stress reduction. According to VoiceofPlay.com, Free play, when children don’t have a structured schedule of what they are doing for playtime, it is one of the best forms of play. It is a great way for them to focus on creative thinking, which allows them to forget what is troubling them. Kids are much happier after play, which helps to improve their behavior, increasing participation in the classroom and being a better listener when it’s time to do their chores at home.
2. Outdoor play reduces childhood obesity. The AAA State of Play article on Fighting Childhood Obesity with Outside Play stress that the more a child moves and is active, the more energy is expended and the more calories are burned. Physical activity also strengthens muscles and bones.
3. Kids sleep better after outdoor and therefore so do parents! The National Wildlife Federation article on Kids Sleep Better With Outdoor Time found that "Outdoor time improves a child's sleep in three critical ways. Natural light from the sun regulates the body's internal "sleep clock" which makes children more alert during the day , and tired at night. More play time in natural settings can help kids get a hight quality nights sleep
Any simple outdoor activity will do, a catch, tag, jump rope, bike riding or climbing a tree. Getting kids happier, healthier and sleeping well is right outside your front door.
Children think of the darnedest things when left to their own imaginations. By simply providing your child with a blank slate or blank sandbox filled with white sand, who knows what they will create.
Maybe a blue sand slug with sticks for antennas and rocks for eyes and a nose!
Or maybe a green and blue sand turtle or cool colored sand castles!
Provide the blank slate of white sand or freshly falling snow and just add color!
Coloring has been found to make children and adults happier and healthier! According to Livestrong.com there are actually 7 ways that coloring makes us happier and healthier:
1. Reduces Anxiety
2. Distracts from things that cause discomfort.
3. Brings your mind intro the present moment.
4. Exercises your brain by using the right and left hemispheres.
5. Produces dopamine causing natural "feel good" feelings.
6. Helps you sleep better.
7. Taps into Happy Memories.
Try one of theses websites for free kids coloring pages:
Enjoy coloring and getting happier and healthier!
Here is an amazing way to turn a rock into something creative and amazing. An artist in Last Vegas, Nevada created these awesome Seven Magic Mountains. 7 individual sculptures each of tower heights combined with rock balancing. That's impressive!
Coloring rocks is easy and fun.........here is a great idea for making a ladybug rock!
Balancing rocks is another fun and challenging activity......
Try one, coloring rocks or balancing rocks or try both coloring rocks and then balance them! Share your pictures or comments!!
Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog. I'm Andrea, mother of 3, lover of the outdoors and now mompreneur. Our family has created a great outdoor product, Color My Worlds Sand & Snow Kit geared towards getting outdoors, getting creative and having fun. We hope you get some creative outdoor ideas from our blog!