We had to ban magnifying glasses and leaves last summer-the ground was getting dry and younger siblings were getting too interested.
When I was a child, we had frequent bonfires in the garden but in this day of recycling and composting, this doesn't seem to happen any more. Middle Son loves the idea of a bonfire so, this week, we have been building one. We had surprisingly little suitable wood but have made a start-now I need to do some more pruning to make the bonfire a reasonable size to light.
This really is something that we should do more often. No pictures because I was on my bike but good to get out and exercise.
To balance the cycle ride, Middle Son made his own recipe for oven "fried" potatoes. He sliced but didn't peel, a potato per person, sprinkled with herbs
and cooked at 200C in a baking tray with a tablespoonful of oil. They were good!
There are more ideas for spending time with older children here.
This is linked to the Linky Party at Living Life Intentionally.