Boys Like to Build Outside Too

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!

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