All work and no play

action bubbles

This week, outdoor time has been reduced to collecting apples or shutting up the hens. School has left the children lethargic. By Thursday, I know I was feeling stuck in the mud and children needed something else to entice them out. Time to pull out my collection of bubble bottles. Mainly collected from forgotten party bags over the years.

bubble in grass

The children loved it. It was just the incentive they needed to go out. Once out, they played and played.

bubbles at sunset

They love to twirl around with the bubble wand held out, letting the bubbles cascade away from them. They take turns to blow the bubbles while the others chase around the garden trying to pop them. The biggest bubble. The highest bubble. The bubble that lasts the longest.

bubbles for the oak tree

After a while, I left them to it and collected another crate of apples and the last of the tomatoes. They decided that the oak tree deserved some bubbles and tried their best to cover the mighty tree.

acorn in the oak tree

It was very simple fun, but it was enough to shake off the tiredness of the day and enjoy being outside.

Joining in with #CountryKids. Hope you’ve all had a chance to get outdoors and play.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

34 thoughts on “All work and no play

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 12:10 am
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    Such great bubble pictures, we do love bubbles here too and like you say they are a great incentive to get outside. I love seeing Acorns on the trees too.

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:23 am
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      It wouldn’t work every day, but amazing how no-one can resist the chance to blow bubbles.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 12:14 am
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    Aaahh we love bubbles too. Gorgeous pictures especially the bubble on the grass…beautiful 🙂

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:22 am
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      Only bubble that would stay still long enough for me to photograph!

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 12:20 am
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    Amazing how a simple activity can do the trick. I think the children are all ready for half term now, mine are tired and getting irritable with each other and definitely ready for a break. Some lovely pictures here and just the thing to liven up after school kids. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:22 am
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      How right you are!! I think mine will collapse when half term finally arrives. Don’t want to wish the time away, but we are ready for it.

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:20 am
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      Thanks Mary.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 12:28 am
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    Love the simplicity of the bubbles – sometimes less is more! Love your oak tree too!

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:20 am
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      The oak tree is one of my favourite places in the garden. Loaded with acorns this year. So many that the squirrels and magpies can’t keep up with them.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:12 am
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    You should try the bubble sticks with 2 sticks and a piece of string between to make giant bubbles. My 9 yr old loves them, I’ve just added one to her Christmas list.

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 1:19 am
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      Funnily they were talking about making one when they were playing with the bubbles. They are great fun, so I must set it up next time. Probably need more mixture too!

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 3:26 am
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    We love bubbles, they always seem to cheer up even the grumpiest child 🙂 Glad you were able to get out and have some fun.

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 11:13 am
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      Bubbles are great! Certainly have a positive effect.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 5:52 am
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    What a good idea! fun,clever and sensible…have a great weekend :0)

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 11:22 am
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      Running up to half term. Some of the get up and go has gone. Bubbles were just perfect to inject a little bit of energy back. Hope you have a good weekend too.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 6:39 am
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    Bubbles can do wonders! Great bubble pictures too.
    #countrykids

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 11:24 am
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      They are fun! They certainly worked as an incentive to go outside.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 7:43 am
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    love those bubble pictures! looks so sunny! we have had a lot of rain recently!

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 4:57 pm
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      Lots of rain here so I couldn’t resist a bit of blue sky!

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 8:53 am
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    So simple, yet always loads of fun – thanks for reminding me to get out my bubbles! Lovely photos, too.

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 11:35 am
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      Simple and works everytime!

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 10:33 am
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    Bubbles are always a winner, aren’t they? Even I find myself blowing them for hours when someone hands me some bubble mix 🙂

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 11:43 am
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      Me too! Always after the perfect bubble.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 11:23 am
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    I love the picture of the bubble in the grass and the acorn has given me the idea that maybe I ought to include one in my Autumn block.
    Briony
    x

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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      Lovely idea to include an acorn in your block. Very autumn. Look forward to seeing the FO.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 6:19 pm
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    I don’t think I use bubbles often enough – they are wonderful and not just for children! Juliex

    • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 6:23 pm
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      Completely agree. Children should not have all the fun! Go blow bubbles.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 8:41 pm
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    Bubbles are the great leveller for my kids, they ALL love them, and it’s lovely to see how much fun they can have. Great post!

    • Sunday 20 October, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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      🙂

  • Saturday 19 October, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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    wow you have taken some gorgeous photos here. we love blowing bubbles too x

    • Sunday 20 October, 2013 at 10:26 pm
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      Yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy bubble blowing. 🙂

  • Friday 25 October, 2013 at 3:27 pm
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    sounds like a perfect way to spend the day to me!!

    • Friday 25 October, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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      The children can’t help but join in. Not long until the cobwebs of the week are blown away.

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