Charlie and I tried something new the other day. Rather than just walking his lawn mower or riding his bike up and down the sidewalk, I thought we could try exploring around us. We set out with a plastic sandwich bag to see what we could find and collect on our walk. Charlie wasn't too sure about this plan at first. Always the skeptic.
But soon he was finding acorns, rocks, walnut shells, sticks and leaves to add to our bag. It was a pretty good collection! And it kept his interest for longer than I thought it would.
Soon we were back to our usual modes of traveling the sidewalk but I think our mini-scavenger hunt was a success! We have a plastic bag of precious finds by the back door to prove it.