48 (and counting) things to do, with children, on a dry, sunny day.

I wanted to create two very special journals in record timeI wanted to create two very special journals in record time ! These journals originally had entries made by invitation only, but now the second copy is available for all journallers to participate.

I made the journals for a Bookmooch journalling friend who suddenly and unexpectedly found herself caring for three grandchildren, domestic upheaval and no computer.
I wanted to think of some way of helping her if I could. I don’t know the ages of the children or whether they are f or m. Please assume they are in an environment that is very rural, without easy access to facilities and shops, and without cash resources. The journal ideas should be to use imagination and things found around one commonly.

So, instead of adding a new journal and sending it on its merry way to arrive in a few year’s time, I invited a small group of BM friends and BMJournalling friends to post or email ideas for the journal directly to me.

Journal 1: XXX (unknown number) things to do (cost-free or extremely cheaply) with children on a wet, windy day.

Journal 2: XXX (unknown number) things to do (cost-free or extremely cheaply) with children on a dry, sunny day.

As usual I created Journal 2 first, and am busy collating Journal 1!
Contributions had to reach in a week from my request.
Lucky journallers who are not ‘virtually’ making entries, get two weeks to make entries!

So 48 (and counting) things to do (cost-free / extremely cheaply), with children, on a dry, sunny day is born…

Pages can be added as needed, and I will rebind to accommodate them, or start a Part 2 as appropriate. Please keep it circulating!

-Gill (tennantfamily)

To see the slideshow, click the blue underlined link in the description taking you to the journal’s BM page.

One Response

  1. Here’s how you make homemade ice cream, recycle old coffee cans, and make fun for the kiddies.

    First: Mix up whatever flavor you want to make your ice cream. Take about 1 1/2 cups of milk, add a little sugar and some crushed fruit, or make chocolate or strawberry milk, or even add one of the flavored creamers to the milk.

    Second: Mix them in the smaller coffee can, put the lid on, use tape around the lid to seal. Then put a little ice in the bottom of the bigger coffee can, put the smaller can inside the bigger one, put ice around the can… when it’s full, add a little salt, seal the bigger can and tape that lid, too.

    Now for the fun part:

    Third: Have 2 kids sit on the floor, and roll the can back and forth. After about 5 minutes open the big can, dump the ice in a bucket, open the little can and stir the contents… Seal it back up, and tape again. Put some of the left over ice back in the big can, enough that you can still put the smaller can in it, Now put ice around the smaller can, seal and return it to the kids. Let them roll it back and forth for another 5 minutes, open, stir again… repeat, until ice cream is ready to eat.

    For slightly older kids and grand kids use half gallon containers in 5 gallon buckets. Or, use your own imagination!!

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