A couple of days ago I wrote about how my boys like to build and create inside the house with various materials, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that building outside is even more fun! I’ve posted a photo of our stick shelter before, but the day that I wrote about how the boys like to build, we happened to spend a good chunk of time outside adding to the shelter!
This was my idea many months ago when I was trying to channel my boys affection for sticks into a less dangerous activity. Although sometimes they play around the shelter, they haven’t seemed interested in adding to it. But the other day my five-year-old found some more branches and started to add them to the shelter. (After many months, we had plenty of freshly fallen branches!) The two-year-old picked up his fair share of small sticks. I began helping them, and my husband pitched in too. Before we knew it, the front yard was looking neater, and the shelter was a little taller.
My five-year-old says he wants to keep adding to it and build a little house. You never know!
<—-This photo to the left was taken shortly after we first built the shelter.
Note: And as someone kindly pointed out in my last post, girls definitely love to build too! I write about boys because I have boys, but everything on this blog could definitely pertain to girls too. I’m a girl, so I should know!