Off late I have observed that Moms including me are very anxious that our children are not as connected to our roots like we were. We only knew of playing outside, getting dirty and having a lot of fun. Although, I have consciously ensured that my son plays outdoors as much as possible but not much can be offered in the clean and artificial sand pits the school and societies offer. And there is stiff competition from the idiot box and it's add ones like video games, I pads to name a few.
However, I got really lucky when a close friend told me about an event for children and adults to get connected to Mother Nature. I was super excited to be a part of it. The event was called Hands Full Of Earth organized and ideated by a wonderful lady Preeti Bhandari. It literally emphasised on everything related with your Hands, Feet and other senses that don't really get their due in our daily hectic lives. Kudos to her efforts and having managed it so beautifully.
My son and I enjoyed the clay potting the most. Initially he was a bit hesitant about getting his hands dirty and wanted to know where was the washroom. Yikes.. Well blame it on the OCD genes from his mom. Anyways, once he started there was no looking back.
We went on a tractor ride and though my son has been on one earlier yet he enjoyed it as the surroundings made it appear like we were in a village on a narrow track.