Occasionally the boys tell me that they are scared of the dark, Champ in particular doesn't like the dark outside. With the early winter nights when we go pick up Bud from his after school class it's already very dark so to help the fear factor we've started using torches.
Hubby and Champ get their torches ready....
.... Champ playing with his torch...
..... then once we'd picked Bud up, he got in on the torch action too.
This made our scary walk a lot of fun and banished all fears of the dark. Now, when one of the boys says they're scared of the dark at bedtime I just hand them a torch and they don't worry anymore.
Plus, I don't have the excuse of not going outside for playtime because it's dark!
In fact, they like the dark so much now this is them having breakfast in the dark the next morning!
Now, to the Outdoor Play Party! Lots of lovely outdoor play ideas linked up last time, my favourite was from Kindling and is their Adventurer's essentials pack. I recently made my nephew a den building kit, but this version is way better and the first outdoor version I've seen - check it out!
I'm really looking forward to seeing all your outdoor play ideas this week.