Friday, July 17, 2009

Dirt Market

I have to laugh sometimes when I walk in the supermarket this time of year and see the heaps of plastic outdoor toys for sale. To me, "outdoor toy" is almost an oxymoron. The outdoors is one big free fabulous toy!

Z and his buddies R & K decided to set up shop under the marina mailboxes and happily spent the afternoon making, selling, and buying... dirt. And leaves. And flower petals. And mulch. And rocks.

They were so industrious about it. I mean you could not pull these kids away for anything (just ask R & K's mom when it was time to go home).

The idea came from their own imaginations. There was no squabbling. There was no whining. Just three happy kids.

Creating in the dirt.
You can't buy that in the toy store.


FrontierDreams said...

what a great post! oh so true!! our garden is the best playground for our girls <3

Joy said...

Isn't that the truth! It looks like they are having a great time. :)

Michele said...

You got a discount on the dirt, right?? G & Q love playing in the dirt. In the last couple of weeks they have made apple pie, cupcakes and everything else under the sun all from dirt and water. Mmmm tasty.

Tan Family said...

These kid-inspired times are the best! It's always amazing to see what they come up with. I love this post. :)

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