Today you can find me on PBS Parents sharing an absolutely awesome, incredibly fun outdoor activity: Park Explorer Playkits.
Park Explorer Playkits are earth-friendly and kid-friendly, and Maddy, Owen, and Cora not only loved making these, but they love taking them to the park and doing some exploring with them. The cool thing about these kits is that everything fits into one happy little coffee can.
- Park Explorer Playkits: You can find the skinny on PBS Parents–what you’ll need, how to make them, and how we used them.
Please head over and check it out!
We saved some coffee cans from the recycling bin. . .
. . .and added a few explorer supplies.
. . . made them fancy. . .
. . . and we explored, explored, and explored some more!
Which animal do these prints belong to?
And that’s it–a fun way of making some easy, inexpensive fun in your very own backyard–Park Explorer Playkits!
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