This Friday afternoon is my big post for Celebrate the Boy (you can tell I’m excited because I can’t stop myself from repeatedly mentioning it in my posts). And while I already put up this boy-centric post last week, I’ve still got boys on the brain. This time I’m focusing on playtime. There’s just one little problem…
Every time I write the term “activity for boys” my gut clenches a little and I think, “S would like this someday too – it’s not just for boys!”. So can we just agree now that when I say these activities are for boys, what I really mean is that I think they will especially appeal to boys but girls are also more than welcome to join in on the fun? Sorry, I know I’m being over-sensitive but I just can’t stand S (and other fun-loving little girls) being left out!
So back to playtime… I’m getting ready for a family vacation in Montana in a few days and this post couldn’t come at a better time for me (actually, when you read this I’ll already be in Montana, yay!). I’m really looking forward to escaping to a cabin in the woods for some quality family time and I’ve collected lots of play activities to do with C while we’re there. Click through for the goods.
photo via mini-eco.
Here’s a 2-for-1 fishing game at Mini-eco, a plastic version to be used in water and a paper version for dry land.
photo via Alphamom.
These exploding paper rockets from Alphamom were created for the 4th of July but I think boys would love them any day of the year. They’re rockets that explode – is there anything about that sentence that doesn’t scream boy?
I found not one, but two, great crafts using recycled materials at Alisa Burke:
Two year old C is probably a little young for these wine cork toys from imagine childhood. And even if he weren’t, there’s 4 inches of snow on the ground where we’re headed. Nevertheless, these handmade bow and arrow and fishing pole projects are so inspired, I just had to include them.
photo via Made by Joel.
Lastly, is this Cereal Box Marble Run from Made By Joel. I picked this activity for it’s simplicity but lets be honest, I could fill our whole vacation with Joel’s ideas and projects.
After writing this, I really can’t wait to get to the cabin for some good old fashioned R&R. Be sure to let me know if you have any other ideas for me while I’m there!
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