Is The Place To Be
and Drawings by Anne M. Dellinger, Contributing Columnist
Hay Seed and City Slicker are feeling
the excitement of June. The chilly, fickle weather of spring is turning into
the warm, steady breezes of almost-summer days. The garden projects started
in March are showing off their colors around the yard and patio. The longer
hours of daylight are stretching into the evening now and that means more
time for thinking up some outdoor escapades. Whether in the back yard or
traveling afar, the two little adventurers agree that outside is the only
place they want to be.
Seed and Slicker believe that you, too,
are probably ready to kick off your shoes and follow your imagination right
out the door. So, they have put together a list of ideas for you to try out
as soon as your bare feet touch the earth’s soft turf.
Before you begin, be sure to remove this
page from the magazine and place in your notebook with previous KIDS’
KORNER articles. (This should be your eighth.) Read over the activities with
an adult and gather the materials needed. Chances are, this grown-up will
remember playing some of these same things as a child and will want to join
you in the grass and dirt!
A fat blade of fresh grass,
3-4 inches long
Place the blade of grass between the
outer edges of both thumbs. Keep your thumbnails straight as you fold both
hands together, knuckles touching. Be sure to keep the grass taut.
Blow into the small opening just below
the knuckles of your thumbs. Be prepared for a very loud blast!
Every explorer needs a special outdoor
It should be roomy enough to hold
supplies, treasures, several friends, and maybe even a dog. When you want to
be alone, it will be a cozy spot where journal entries can be made, books
can be read and dreams can be dreamed.
A tree house is a great hideaway, but a
big cardboard box, covered with a tarp for rain protection, a tent or a
teepee will work fine.
Supplies for your hideaway could