When you think of downtown Calgary, a number of images come to mind: busy business people rushing to their next meeting, concrete streets full of bumper-to-bumper cars, metallic buildings reaching into the sky. Things that probably don’t top the list are: legendary lions, 1,000-kilogram bucking bulls, and gold mountains, but each of these also call Calgary’s Core home in the form of art pieces scattered throughout downtown’s streets and parks.
I don’t know about your kids, but mine are not big fans of the heat during the summer. In fact, the heat kind of makes my family cranky (not my husband, though; he loves the heat). To top it all off, I don’t have air conditioning, so I needed to figure out some alternative ways of keeping my family cool. If there’s anything in the world that will brighten up (and cool off) your young kids’ day, it’s water play. Water is seriously magical and will keep your young ones and their friends happy and engaged.
It’s a cloudy, rainy day and your little ones are restless. You look out the window, wishing you could send them outdoors to play. Well, what’s stopping you? Have you ever seen a child walk around a mud puddle? Absolutely not. Kids will go out of their way to step right in the middle of that puddle. They aren’t worried about getting wet or dirty; it’s adults who worry about silly things like that. Bundle them up, add slickers, rubber boots, and let your kids play outside in the rain.
Putting together this list brought back so many memories for me! Memories of the days when I had a baby and a toddler to keep occupied for hours and hours at a time. While my boys are a bit older now, they still would love a lot of these activities. (I even stopped putting together this list to go create the baby oil and food coloring one right then and there!)
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