Entries in beach (2)



My kids love the beach and can entertain themselves for hours there. The boys are also really interested in Egypt -- they have favorite books on heiroglyphics and talk about pyramids and mummies with great detail. As a result, I knew they would be inspired by this post on momfilter. Sure enough, when we got to the beach and I showed them the technique they were off and running...within an hour we were surrounded by pyramids.



beach treasure


I have always loved collecting shells and have bowls and jars of them scattered through the house. In an effort to scale back I often choose just one thing to collect on a trip: pieces of coral, sea urchins, fish bones, etc. On our trip this year we visited a shell museum that really inspired the children. It is run by a man in his nineties who has collected shells for his entire life. It is amazing to see thousands of shells, collected from around the world, but it is also inspiring to see how he displays them. Some in glass cases, others displayed in little boxes. It is also to fun to get a sense of how rare some appear to be, or how varied others may be. There was one huge case of scallop shells that were in a beautiful array of citrus colors.


After we left the museum the kids were even more committed to their own growing shell collections, and it was fun to see how it inspired them...Owen became a more careful editor while the others became interested in quantity.