Frog pond


There is paddling pools and then there are paddling pools with a difference, we choose to spice ours up a bit and making it more fun and add some exploring fun by turning it into a frog pond.

 We have a two level paddling pool so we only blew up the first level so it wasn't so high, i put a plastic sheet inside i don't know why i think i was trying to give it gentle sloping edges but that didn't happen, then i put plants around the edge to make it feel pond like.  Sophie got her foam roses and planted them in sand and we also made some Lilly pads from Styrofoam as they float on water and painted them green.


In our pond we put some logs for the frogs to sit on and some big smooth stones to play with making a sea monster rock area that had a big octopus, a mermaid and a beetle or two.  We also made a frog zone where we added loads of marbles to pretend they were frog spawn they looked interesting in the water as they were clear in clear water and fun to play with.  We had a number of balls some floated and some sunk, magnetic and plastic fish and of course no self respecting pond would not be complete with out some rubber ducks.
The good thing about making the frog pond is that we made the water shallow so it heated up really fast in the sunshine which was perfect for a paddle for little Ella to col her toes off in 




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24 comments:

  1. Brilliant! You have so many good ideas! Bet Sophie loved that! :) xx

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    1. Yes she loved it we had fun pretending

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  2. You are a legend amongst mummy's!

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  3. What a great pool! We've just made a real pond - just waiting for some frogs to find us now #MagicMoments

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    1. we dont have a real pond but we do have loads of frogs and toads

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  4. awww i love it!! what a fantastic idea and it looks like so much fun.

    Thank you for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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  5. What a fantastic idea - and wee one looks like they are having such fun there too! Thanks so much for linking up to the Parenting Pinterest Party as well :-)

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  6. That is such a brilliant idea, so much fun creating and playing in. I like that you put the sheet in first as that will help clearing away easier. Thanks for sharing your ideas with Country Kids.

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  7. Such a good idea! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with the #MMWBH!

    Mum of a Premature Baby ||

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  8. I love how you added plants and pond "animals!" I'm featuring this in today's linky party at Preschool Powol Packets!

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    1. :) Oh thank you so much that is really nice

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  9. I love this idea! I think my Sophie would love it too!

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    1. my sophie was occupied for ages i put the sea monster area in the opposite corner to the frog spawn and other items dotted about so she would have to go around and find the bits

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  10. What a great idea and such fun.

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  11. Love the marble frog spawn and using styro foam for the lily pads so they will float is a great idea.Very creative.

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    1. Thank you Susan marbles were actually fun to play with in water and balancing on lilly pads was fun too

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  12. What a cool idea - perfect for Summer :)

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    1. i think summer might be over now :( short but sweet

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