Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kid-Friendly Summer - Feeding the Ducks

The end of July might be a bit late to begin a series of kid-friendly summer fun posts, but better late than never, right? We've been having a great summer, and I thought I'd share some of our fun (and inexpensive) activities with you.

One of my daughter's new favorite activities is feeding the ducks. We are fortunate in that we have weekly errands to a local shopping attraction that features ducks, chickens and rabbits wandering amongst the stores. We always visit the duck pond, and have recently started bringing old bread to feed to the ducks.

She had so much fun, sometimes throwing one bread cube at a time, sometimes an entire handful, sometimes dropping it gingerly into the water, sometimes throwing it as far as she could. We also had the opportunity to incorporate a good citizen lesson as the plastic bread bag very nearly ended up in the water along with the last bread cube.

The ducks seemed to appreciate the free lunch, too.

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