Our kids all love to play in the dirt. They love searching for bugs and digging for worms. They had the basketball goal tipped over the other day searching for worms.
In an effort to lessen the amount of holes in our backyard, I made dirt for them to play in, added plastic worms from the Dollar Tree, and shovel and rake from the sandbox.
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This “dirt” is really easy to make. Inspiration for this project came from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
Black or Brown Food Coloring or Liquid Watercolors.
I wanted a big container of dirt for the kids to play in, so I bought a couple of big 13.5 lb bags of baking soda at Sam’s Club. That much baking soda took a lot of food coloring to get the desired color. You can definitely make a smaller batch.
I dumped the baking soda “dirt” in a long short plastic container and added worms.
Our kids spent hours playing in the “dirt”.
Put the lid on and store for another day. They also pulled out their trucks and cars and took them for a spin in the dirt.
Have you made “dirt” for you kids? How did you make it? I would love to hear from you!
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