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Today, I Choose To Rest And Play.

Posted by Diana Hartman on June 25, 2015 at 4:35 PM

It has been a hot and busy June and today, I choose to rest and play.

How tough is it to make that choice within our busy lives?

I spent some time searching for 18 of the best toys for all ages to motivate us to choose rest and play today!  ...outdoors within our gardens, of course!  You know me.  Browse this post and pick the one that will motivate you to get outside and revitalize with rest and play!  It's essential!

Oh, so heavenly!  We have two!

Another fantastic alternative...you won't want roll out this one.

When you do roll out, how about an easy going game of Bocce Ball?

Or horseshoes!  Time to play!

Find a safe way to keep your wine nearby while at rest or play.

And to keep the kiddos occupied.

A watering can will keep them occupied for awhile!  This choice is made from recycled milk containers.

There are amazing toys to teach young minds about gardening.  I found this Root Viewer at FatBrainToys.com.

I promise carnivorous plants will be mesmerizing to kids of all ages!

Edible flowers!  What little girl wouldn't love to make a treat with these?  Fairy cakes anyone?

Speaking of fairies...my daughter is so excited to build a fairy garden of her own.  You can create a small version in a pot or within one of your outdoor garden beds.  If you're interested in a similar idea for a boy, try creating a jungle garden with miniature animals or a wizard garden.

They'll love these tools to plant, create, help and play!

Here's another brilliant idea to get those boys outside...a mini car track!

Another fascinating find for young minds!

What about an idea to get everyone together?  Age four and up can enjoy a game of Badminton.

Another way to pull everyone out on the green to play!

Relaxing, fishing and playing at a nearby pond...ultimate fun!

Can't get away...even relaxing to the sound of a backyard water feature is soothing in a mindful way!

One of my favorite and most effective ways to rejuvenate is outdoor yoga.  No toys required!

And at the end of the day, you know you'll want to join the kids for some treehouse play!

I sincerely hope at least one of the finds in this post will inspire you to choose rest and play today!

A great idea that you don't see here...please share!  We all need to schedule time for relaxation and fun...it's essential!

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