We have never hidden the fact we love to go on adventures, the fact that my daughter is ridiculously curious about everything makes our adventures even more fun!
Recently, having been included to take part in the Brit Mums Barny Challenge, we were sent packs of the new Barny sponge bars – the bear shaped snacks which are individually packed with 5 in a box, very handy for including in school lunch packs! The fact they are shaped as bears makes the sponge cake bars even more yummy according to Mini Me! There are two variants of sponge bears with a hidden milk flavoured centre and also a hidden chocolate centre. Not only are the Barny bears perfect for lunchboxes… but also little adventurers too! Especially as they contain no artificial colours or artificial preservatives.
My daughter appears to have a fascination of snails. Weirdly enough she loves them, gives them names, lettuce leaves and encourages them to ‘come out and play’. I think there is a reason they stay in their shells! Though it would explain why Gary the Snail is her favourite Spongebob Squarepants character!
We have been on so many adventures in our own garden, digging for worms was one of our favourite activities this year, although my garden did look like it had been attacked by an army of moles. I taught my daughter that the trick to ensure worms come to the surface is to tap your fingers down on the grass so that they think it is raining. It worked a treat and I had a happy little girl holding worms!
It was an amazing find earlier in the year when we noticed we had our very own baby Blackbird eggs, which then hatched into very chirpy, little baby Blackbirds. It was amazing to see and experience such an amazing form of nature and my daughter was beside herself when the babies were big enough to leave the nest.
Even going through my camera last night, I stumbled across this image that my daughter must have taken. She certainly does have a fascination with animals and it is something I like to encourage.
Including the bugs part… which is why she was amazed at the lovely basket of big related goodies that arrived… with even more Barny Bears to eat. It was such a wonderful gesture from the fabulous Britmums team and will certainly help with our future adventures… maybe when it isn’t so cold outside!
In fact our adventure this weekend meant wrapping up extremely well as we attended the local Bury Light Night, an annual event that showcases lots of fun light installations, performances and lots of lovely smelling food. The kids had a great time and were mesmerized by what they saw!
Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Little Adventures Challenge’ in partnership with Barny, the bear-shaped snack providing a little discovery in every bite. Find out more about Barny here