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Guess the pooGuess the Poo might be one of the funniest games I’ve ever played with the kids at a farm! It’s too easy, and too obvious to go around looking at the animals naming them. Kids have seen pictures of farm animals since a book has been held in front of them… But they’re much more unlikely to have seen a book with all these kinds of poo*!

Miss 3 worked especially hard cycling to get to Akalla By, City Farm, and what kept her going? Guessing who made the piles of poo we found on the way… Oh yes, and the promise of hot dogs once we arrived ๐Ÿ™‚

We ventured out with grandma and grandpa, making much Akalla Bybetter adult: kids ratio; I like the chances of a long day out better with 3:3 as opposed to 1:3; which was just as well since all my little ones were tired coming home after, and what better than loving attention from doting grandparents, and a very relaxed mama.

Going mid-week meant there was hardly anyone around, so no queue for the swings, and no rush anywhere so we could stay by the different animals as long as the girls wanted. Unfortunately no amount of time by this one horse could coax her over to us. So 30 minutes later the girls had to give up and move on!

What did they enjoy the most, well, after guessing the pooAkalla By, there was the giant checker board, grandpa proving himself a worthy opponent; the birds nest swing – always among the top attraction at any park too; the horses;ย and climbing on the animals carved into log stumps.

We took plenty of extra snacks along with us, so the way home was paved with ’chocolate energy stops’! Which everyone was as eager to take, except Miss 3 who had absolutely decided that she would like hers when we came home. I explained numerous times that she could have a little energy stop on the way too and still have some at home, but my determined Miss 3 had firmly decided that there was only one way that this should be, and that was her way. I just have to love her.


*Yes there are a few of those poo books out there, and we love them!

More about Akalla By here – unfortunately only in Swedish


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  1. Country Kids from Coombe Mill

    • You’re so right! …And I hasten to add, most adults too ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Oh I love the look of site, it wouldn’t take much to entice me to come to NZ!

  2. Wow, that’s a very child inspired day out. Children seem to love talking about excrement, so that looks like a fantastic way to engage children. Looks like a lovely day!
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

    • Yeah – they totally do!! They were certainly engaged …I was happy to stumble across #LetKidsBeKids ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This sounds like such a good game for children – our 3 year old would love it! Actually the husband probably would too. Made me chuckle, that’s for sure! Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

  4. My son loves things like this!!
    He loves it on Deadly 60 when they start talking/dissecting poo!
    He wants to be a vet! Looks like you had a fab day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sounds like a fun game to play! Might just give it a go on our next walk about as we can’t play a game of eye spy without one of the boys coming up with something pooh related lol! #CountryKids

    • Awesome! That’s how it is here too! This way the kids are totally shocked that I actually brought up the topic myself & not them!!

  6. Oh yes, poo is endlessly fascinating to kids, isn’t it?! We went on a poo hunt thought the park a few months back, which our 4 year old adored. We also like The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business, for it’s poo story! #CountryKids

    • Haha! A friend, Bec @Becandboo wrote the same on fb – it has to be a giveaway about the age of the kids, and the topics they’re infatuated with!

  7. Haha! This post made me laugh out loud! We are staying with my parents at the moment and there are several farms near by – we could definitely find chicken, cow, sheep and horse poo if we went out for a walk. Georgie (my two year old) has already investigated a pile of horse poo this week… although thankfully not too closely! She was amazed at how big it was!

    • Awesome! Grandpa was busy informing my Miss 6 about how big the pile would have been had it have been an elephant!! Go Georgie – already on to this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I can see guess the poo being very popular with children! What a fun day out for all of you. Animals, fresh air, play parks and winter sunshine all make for a fun time for everyone. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

    • Thanks Fiona @Coombemill, finally linked! …Do you guys have a guess the poo box? …I’ve seen a few of them in Sweden – I had to add the tag ’typical swedish’ but I’m not entirely sure everyone would agree! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. What a fun activity. You made me giggle, I have to say! I would never in a million years have imagined myself typing ”books about animal poo” on Amazon, but I am actually considering it, haha! x Mel

    • Haha!! Mel I think you might honestly find some, I’m going to post a list of my favourite poo books!! Better check they’re available in english as well as swedish ๐Ÿ™‚

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