Country Kids: playing in the sand


We went to the beach at Breakheart Reservation again this week. Just a quick trip one morning, enjoying the sunshine and a picnic. The kids showing Granny the fish. The boys discovering a ‘mermaid’ bug (don’t you just love their imaginations?!). The wee girl playing in the sand.

For her, the most important thing was that I’d remembered the sand toys this time!

She was a girl on a mission. To make a puddle pond soup…

First we must survey the lake.


Then we must fill a bucket and march purposefully back to our hole.




Before filling the hole with water, repeatedly. And, in many different ways.




Then, of course, we must play in the puddle pond soup!






Lastly, we must wash our hands.



It was lovely to see the wee girl enjoying the sand. Last year, she hated it. Even this year, on our first trip of the season to Breakheart, she was still unsure. Now, she is embracing the sand!

It’s great to see her happily playing, enjoying getting messy and loving the sensory experience. Even if she did insist on feeding us all soup!

I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!

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17 thoughts on “Country Kids: playing in the sand”

  1. Lovely to see your lovely girl taking to the sand now. She look very at home with her sand soup there! Lovely scenery, I can see why you like it there. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

  2. Rookie Parenting

    It’s great to see your little girl grow to like playing sand and being so creative. Love the sand soup idea. Will have to try it with our daughter, too!

  3. That’s lovely! I love kids’ persistence with trying to fill holes with buckets of water – they lose half the water on the way back, then another half of it sinks straight into the sand! It can keep them busy for hours :)

  4. I love the fact that they can keep themselves SO busy with sand and water! My two are the same, I hate disturbing them when they are in the middle of an important ‘sand project’ as it seems to break the spell! #countrykids

  5. A bucket, sand and water is always the perfect recipe for kids! The wee girl looks enthralled with her resulting soup!

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