We have yet to invest in too many store bought outdoor toys. We did purchase the Little Tikes Endless Adventures Swing Along Castle (affiliate link*) for Hazel's first birthday and both kids absolutely love it. The rest of the toys we have outside, have mostly been given to us by neighbors or purchased at thrift stores, such as the playhouse, ride on vehicles and Cozy Coup.
Earlier this spring, I had been contemplating buying the kids an outdoor water and sand table similar to one like this: Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center (affiliate link*) or this: Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table (affiliate link*).
But then one very warm afternoon, while both kids were napping, I decided to do a little surprise project for them and set up a fun "DIY" water table outside.
Lifetime 4 Foot Adjustable 4428 Height Folding Utility Table (affiliate link*), which is so great to have because, at the lowest height, it is perfect for a toddler's play table. I covered it in a large towel, mainly just to keep everything from sliding off once the table started to get wet.
If you have little ones, I encourage you to look around your house for ordinary items that you can use in new ways. There are endless possibilities when you allow yourself to get on their level and think like a child. And whatever you come up with, in their eyes it will be pure delight!
And the simple fact that you did it just for them will fill their love tanks to overflowing.
Till next time...
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