6.7.11

Talking sticks

She loves Indians. Sadly I haven't found some time yet to make M a costume. But I know, although she's already ten, she will still love it when I make her one. Hopefully in the near future.
We discovered the Island of Brienenoord some weeks ago. It's such a strange and great place to go! Last wednesday the weather suddenly turned out to be beautiful! We cycled with the girls, who were invited to M's birthday party (and proud M on her brand new bike!) through Rotterdam, passing by an industrial area. Directly behind too many awful buildings, you can find a small bridge, leading to this green island. (Het doet me denken aan Pluk van de Petteflat :))
No, no costumes nor feathers on their heads, that's too childish. But yes, our Tipi tent (which I btw really recommend to other camplovers), a campfire and talking sticks.

Little F was there again, sitting on the ground during the party preparations, peeling off branches. 
After cake and presents the girls decorated their sticks and added their stories, told by little drawings.
 

Then we all went to explore the island, enjoying the quest F made in the early morning. During the trip all experiences were drawn on the sticks, so that their stories could be told to their parents afterwards. And the parents liked it!

8 comments:

becced said...

Wat een geweldig idee! Zo heeft iedereen een leuk aandenken ook :).

Petra said...

Mooie tent. Kamperen jullie er ook mee met het hele gezin?

Agata said...

What a great place! I didn't know it, we will go there for sure! Thank you for tip!
Agatafrom Rotterdam

Tolliez said...

nou jaaa zeg, inderdaad veel gelijkenissen. Wat grappig!
Wij ook broodjes gebakken boven een vuurtje. Wij alleen wel indianentooien gemaakt, tipitenten van takken in het bos, elkaar indianennamen gegeven, onze eigen naambetekenis opgezocht, indianenverhalen gelezen, indianenshirts beschilderd enz...
Enige verschil is dat het hier 6 kleuter jongetjes waren: Heftig, maar leuk!!

lightbluegrey said...

@ Petra: ja, altijd en overal :)

teri said...

what a very very sweet excursion!!!

mama-pan | mary frances said...

this looks like such a wonderful time. my son told me yesterday that he plans to ask santa for a bow and arrow for christmas. god help us all.

Heather said...

The talking sticks are a great idea. What a lovely excursion!

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