Hate sand? Me too. Try this construction site small world.
I love sand at a beach, but that is where I draw the line. I hate having it in my back yard – my sand table has been sand free for half a decade now. I find all sorts of fun things to put in our table and this week: a construction site small world.
And it was perfection.
An age spanning, imagination building, time passing absolutely perfect activity.
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It’s so much better than sand…
I don’t know how sand goes at your home but I can tell you how it went at mine:
Sand in eyes.
Sand in hair.
Sand on my deck.
Sand tracked into my house.
I couldn’t take it anymore. So after 6 months of dealing with sand, we decided to go opposite – or rather, to any direction other than sand.
We’ve done bubble foam, animal worlds, dirt box, ice table, science table…
WE DO A LOT MORE THAN SAND IN HERE.
And today it was time to make it into a construction site small world.
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Wait. What is a small world?
A small world is a fancy play term for setting up a tiny environment for children to play in.
It’s about turning a “big idea” into something small and kid sized.
This construction site small world was just about the cutest.
Here’s how I put together this small world
This wasn’t complicated: I grabbed my shovel and starting getting some dirt. The same dirt that my kids play with in our backyard went right into the “sand table.”
I wanted this to feel like a real construction site, so I added some rocks, leaves, and even weeds I’d pulled up from the yard.
We keep it real simple over here.
The best part was the mini construction trucks – our favorites.
The materials list
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Not a lot of supplies – but isn’t that the way activities should be?
If you’re looking for a sand alternative… you’ve got to try a construction site small world
This is the easiest, simplest, and best way to play outside.
My three year old loved this.
My five year old added animal to it.
I found my seven year old playing with it before dinner.
It spans the ages. It’s just plain fun. And it sure does help us make it to nap time.
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