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5 Ways to Have Fun With a Cheap Plastic Pool

5 Ways to Have Fun With a Cheap Plastic Pool

You know the ones I mean – they sell them at Wal-mart for 10 bucks or so.  At first glance they appear to be far too small for anything bigger than a small one year old child to enjoy.  But before you toss it after just one summer, think outside the box a little bit – you might be surprised at what you can do with it!  We used ours for Big C the summer we moved to Charlotte – he had just turned 1, and we hadn’t explored the local pool options yet.  We used it for a couple of…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hours on Ice

Green Hours on Ice

I know I’ve mentioned it before on this blog, but water is a big part of our outdoor fun.  So in the winter, this often means ice.  Usually this consists of an impromptu walk around the yard finding tidbits of ice here and there that are leftover from the latest rain shower and have frozen overnight – a couple of inches in a wheelbarrow, a couple of chunks in a flowerpot, etc.  Many times we even leave a little water out on purpose in cups and bowls to see what happens.   Living in the Southeast, the weather is not…Read the rest of this entry →

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Toddler Science Experiments: Ice Ice Baby!

Toddler Science Experiments:  Ice Ice Baby!

All winter long I’d been wanting to do a science experiment with C involving water turning to ice, but our sub-freezing temps have been few and far between (and for some reason, using the freezer felt like cheating…unless it was July, of course).  But one day last week we finally saw the forecast we’d been waiting for – a low of 22!  We gathered our supplies and headed outside.  Here’s how our experiment worked: 1.  Collect – We walked around the yard with a large muffin tin, picking up nature items off the ground.  We used twigs, pine needles, clover,…Read the rest of this entry →

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