Monday, 10 December 2012

Outdoor Play in the Dark

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We love outdoor play and with the winter days being very short means that we've had the opportunity for some outdoor play in the dark.
 
 
We got to build a fire.  With some success, turns out we should have perhaps emptied the fire pit of boggy leaves before trying to build a fire - opps!

 
We got out the torches, always a big hit.

 
Then, time for some unexpected fireworks!

 
We had an awesome time outside and the dark added an extra bit of excitement and was a great family time.
 
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19 comments:

  1. Boys (even grown ones) love campfires don't they. I did a post here with a night hike printable if you'd like it for your next night fun. It's for Florida but you could make it a lesson in night animal differences maybe? Thanks for sharing.
    http://motherofdiscussion.blogspot.com/2012/10/night-hikes.html

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  2. Love the title of your blog, and the mess rating! Both unique! Excuse me while I go explore some more...

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  3. That fire pit look like so much fun! This is such an exciting play time with dad! Stopping by from Tip-toe thru Tues. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. We love exploring in the dark, too. In fact, tonight we're going on a holiday neighborhood scavenger hunt - hopefully in jammies! :-0

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, love your blog! Hope you had a great scavenger hunt, we've never really done one so think we should try it out!

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  5. I love that your family is embracing the early darkness this time of year! Looks like fun!

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  6. brilliant. Goblin loves going on night time adventures now that it is dark so early.

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    1. I know, one of the few advantages of it being pitch black by 4.30pm, that and the fact I can novice the boys to go to bed early!

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    2. Darn predictive spelling I meant convince not novice!

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  7. My kids were campfire building last week too. Great fun and always keeps them engaged. Please do join me on Country Kids

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  9. A fantastic way to spend an evening making the most of the earlier darker nights, with the added bonus fireworks too. just perfect x

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    1. Thanks! The fireworks were left over from a previous celebration so were a real surprise, but you're right they really rounded the day off nicely. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your fun evening! We love having bon fires and weinie roasts here in the fall, too! Hope to see you again at the Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder for Eco kids, we will be sure to link up again

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    2. I'm stopping over from Eco Kids too! I love the unexpected fireworks! Awesome surprise. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  12. Love this post, and that fire pit is just fab! I am planning to get a fire thing for school in the new year so we can enjoy a real fire on a regular basis. Happy New Year Hannah, Kierna

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