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Val’s Crafty Corner: Farm Blocks + Sidewalk Scenes

2012-03-16 by Valerie Deneen

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This farm blocks and sidewalk scenes activity comes from from our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen, and is a creative way of making those well-loved toys seem like new!

Sometimes a little change of scenery is all it takes to make an old toy seem like new again. That’s exactly what happened with our Farm Blocks Set, which the kids have had for quite some time, when we took it outside and added a bit of sidewalk chalk!

Val’s Crafty Corner Farm Blocks and Sidewalk Scenes *We took our farm blocks outside with some sidewalk chalk and watched the kids’ imagination come to life through creative storytelling and problem solving, all while enjoying some fresh air outdoors!

The chalk allowed the kids to create instant sidewalk scenes. It didn’t take long for the pigs to have plenty of “mud puddles” to enjoy, the cows went out to the “meadow”, and the horses took lovely strolls out to the “pond” for a good drink.

Val’s Crafty Corner Farm Blocks and Sidewalk Scenes *We took our farm blocks outside with some sidewalk chalk and watched the kids’ imagination come to life through creative storytelling and problem solving, all while enjoying some fresh air outdoors!

At one point the pond froze over, and one of the horses even knew how to ice skate! It was great fun to watch the kids’ imagination come to life with creative storytelling and problem solving — all while enjoying some fresh air outdoors!

Val’s Crafty Corner Farm Blocks and Sidewalk Scenes *We took our farm blocks outside with some sidewalk chalk and watched the kids’ imagination come to life through creative storytelling and problem solving, all while enjoying some fresh air outdoors!

One troublesome cow kept jumping over the fence and getting stuck in the mud — it was a good thing the tractor was there to pull her out! Then it was time to build a higher fence…

Have fun taking your creative playtime outdoors!!

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Valerie Deneen

Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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