Thursday 26 April 2012

Kids Co-op Link up (#6 for me)

It's Kids Co-op time again. Please take some time to check out all the awesome ideas that people have linked up, and link up any ideas of your own too. If you have any questions about linking up leave me a comment and I'll see if I can help. And here is my contribution that I will be linking up this week:

Celebrating the Wind
It has been very stormy this week. But today, in between the rain there were glorious periods of sunshine and Goblin was keen to play in the garden. Despite the sunshine the wind was crazy. Our garden is still very immature and we don't have any lovely big trees to blow in the breeze so I decided to tie some ribbons to the canes in our sunflower tub.
I also tied a kite to the washing line and brought Goblin's wind chimes down from his room hanging them on a nail in the fence. When Goblin went into the garden he was enchanted by the ribbons that were dancing in the gusts.
I don't have any 'full time' garden wind chimes because we live on quite a built up housing estate and I don't think its fair to the neighbours to have them chiming away all through the night. In fact although I like wind chimes, after half an hour of their incessant tinkling I had to take them back in side (only so much 'celebrating the wind' I can handle - I'm obviously not a born hippy).
After a while playing Goblin decided he wanted to run around with the kite. The wind was too inconsistent and blustery to fly the kite properly so I let him have it without the string and he ran around the garden with it.
A teacher friend of mine once said that when it was windy the kids in the playground all went a bit bonkers. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary with Goblin, but then he's always a little bit bonkers when he's outside anyway.

And now to the link up:

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  1. I LOVE the idea of "celebrating the wind"! I definitely think me & the kids are gonna copy you and the goblin! Thanks so much for posting this on the Kids Co-Op linky!

  2. Totally in love with this post, Ray! I have been wanting to tie ribbons to trees for awhile, and we have had some windy days to make this worthwhile. Your garden is lovely. I am going to share it on my FB page tomorrow.

  3. I loved reading this post. We've been having the windiest weather these past few days. love the ribbons on the trees. We're going to do that for sure. My son will get such a kick out if it. (Oh and where can I get a pair of those gorgeous rainbow gumboots! I love them!)

    1. I got the boots on Amazon. They are Molo brand which is slightly more pricey than I would normally pay but they were so cute I couldn't resist.

  4. Ahh this would have been nice for Earth Day too! I'm sure the chimes added a nice touch. Very cute!

  5. Just popping back again to let you know I've pinned this to the Weekly Kids Co-op Pinterest board. :)


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