This week I'm doing another "theme" for my own STSS entry. It's all about how kids in the country entertain themselves. When I was a kid I lived farther out in the country than my own kids do. We live in a small town, but right downtown so there is a little more to do and see than out in farm country where I lived. I was limited to anything having to do with nature... going to the river, sitting by the edge of the pond and feeding fish, playing on the swing, wallowing in a hay pile, walking in the woods, and lots of lots of imagination games.
Here are some other ways to entertain yourself in the country:
Sliding on a slide...
And if you can't find a "real" slide, just roll down the hill!
And if the hill is covered in snow, get a trash can lid and slide anyway!
In the spring, sit in the flowers...
Or play in a puddle...
You can use your butterfly net to catching flying critters. And if you can't catch any of them, you can always catch yourself!
Or you can find a thong tree and pretend it's a horse!
Old paint cans are versatile play things. You can put stuff in them...
Or wear them as a fashion statement!
Superheroes can practice leaping off downed pine trees (which are also very bouncy)...
Or build up their strength by playing tug-of-war with a stubborn root!
And if you run out of things to do at your own place, you can trespass on the neighbor's property and dig in their recently tilled garden until your mom notices and makes you stop!
Enjoy this Sunday in your own small town!