I know it seems odd to be playing beach scenes at the beginning of January... but surely now is the time to be dreaming of lying in the sun, sinking your toes into warm sand and swimming in a bright blue sea?
I put together this little Small World beachscene for Vin one rainy morning. I had hoped to get my hands on some of those glass pebbles that people seem to have in decorative bowls around their house (for no seeming purpose?) but I couldn't find any, so I bought a bag of blue aquarium gravel instead. In fact, the gravel was the only thing I purchased new for this playtime, everything else was at home already (confessions of a play-stash hoarder)
I used some of our Homemade Moon Sand and added some little people playing on the beach - here is mommy sunbathing on her fabric stash towel
And here are daddy and Vinnie (hence the red hair) building sandcastles
I cut the pointy spikes off the cocktail umbrella and the toothpick flag - and added some plastic palm trees from one of our playsets
I got these plastic seacreatures from a poundshop a while ago - in fact I had to buy more because Vin loved playing with them in the bath so much they got moldy
as I was setting up on the table Vin kept grabbing at my legs, just look at his cheeky charming smile when I finally let him play!
Just what we needed for a rainy afternoon - so excited to be planning a beach holiday for real this year!