I really didn’t think I would share the idea here, but when you blog about play it is hard to decide not to blog about something that was such a big hit.
My sons played with these wind streamers, which cost nothing and took less then five minutes to make, for almost two hours. The ran around with them, threw them, put them down the slide, planted them like flags to fly in the wind and anything else they could think to try.
We made the wind streamers by cutting strips of scrap fabric and tying them in a bundle to the top of a stick (the wind streamers at Go Explore Nature were slightly more creative, as the kids wanted to tie different coloured streamers all along the stick).
Sometimes the simple things are best.
(I feel I should add that I don't recommend that your children play outside without hats, clothes or shoes, but in my defence sometimes it's better to go with excitement and pick up the details 5 minutes later)
P.S. If you go back to the original post at Go Explore Nature, you will see that she got the idea from Marghanita. Marghanita has suggested I link to her wind streamer movie to further inspire you to try this super simple activity.
We are playing along with Childhood 101’s We Play link up.