Not So Basic Sand Castle

@flapiz (9552)
Philippines
July 11, 2019 10:53pm CST
During our visit to Cabilao Island my little cousins from the US where trying to build a sand castle and I was surprised that they did so well. They put in some plant pieces to make it appear like their castle had trees and they even put in a canal and a bridge. I was impressed. It made me feel nostalgic of when I was younger and still enjoy doing those things. Kids these days seem more creative though. I wonder if it’s the technology and television that caused this creativity. My sand castles back then were too basic.
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul
It’s still good though.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Exactly! I find it very cool. It made me remember my happy days as a child.
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul
@flapiz I don’t make sand castle whenever we are on the beach when I was a kid. I was busy learning to swim.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@JustBhem Oh maybe now that you know how to swim you can build sand castle as an adult.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
Making sand castles can be a lot of fun.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yep. It’s challenging to keep the sand together. This activity is also a subtle way of teaching kids about loss and resilience. You know how long it takes to built and the next day it’s gone and you just have to try again.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
@flapiz I hadn't thought much about the life lesson but you're quite right.
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@rakski (33950)
• Philippines
12 Jul
I think their imagination is much better nowadays with the help of new technology
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yep I believe so. Like all those interior designs, art shows, and science shows in TV definitely made kids more creative. Also that game called mine craft.
@moffittjc (56775)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jul
Even as an adult I still like building sand castles when I go to the beach! But I'm like you, my sand castles are pretty basic!
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
13 Jul
Hahahaha it’s fun right even if it’s basic. I marvel at those who can create really big ones.
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@moffittjc (56775)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jul
@flapiz I get jealous of those that can create sand castle masterpieces. I wish I can make my sand castles as big and elaborate as some people make theirs.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
14 Jul
@moffittjc Me too. I wonder if they took classes for that.
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@sharon6345 (185357)
• United States
12 Jul
That does look like a better one than I have seen in a while.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
I think the bridge part is rather creative. They used a wooden plank and put sand on top of it to make it work. Otherwise if they only used sand it would topple off.
@sharon6345 (185357)
• United States
12 Jul
@flapiz I think they did an amazing job of it.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@sharon6345 Yeah they spent too much time. They came back to check on it the next day but it was all gone.
• Agra, India
12 Jul
I wish I can do the same one day with my son.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yeah it’s a good experience. Playing with sand is fun.
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• Agra, India
13 Jul
@flapiz yes...but it has been ages that I have done this
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@amitkokiladitya Even I haven’t done it in a long time. Watching the kids did awaken the child in me.
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@Shavkat (76876)
• Philippines
12 Jul
I wish I could do this making of a sandcastle. Since I am living in the mountain, I never tried to make one.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Oh that’s quite sad. Well next time if you ever go to a beach that’s one thing you could try.
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@Shavkat (76876)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@flapiz Honestly, I just enjoyed sitting at the seaside.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@Shavkat Well yeah that’s also really relaxing.
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
12 Jul
those were days when we were building sand castles back then
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
It’s a good childhood memory right?
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
12 Jul
@flapiz yeah ! sometime i wanna go back
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@sophie09 Yep lesser problems when we were young. Although we can reminisce and try to recreate it for a few minutes at the beach.
@kepweng (24665)
• United States
18 Jul
Hope ur cousin enjoying hes stay i. Philippined
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
18 Jul
He did. He already went home. He said the Philippines is better than US. I wonder why.
@bunnybon7 (41414)
• Holiday, Florida
14 Jul
I think it depends on the kid themselves how creative they are . These love to build. perhaps they will be architects
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
14 Jul
I’m guessing they will be doctors as both their parents are. They do love building. They were looking for legos the first time they got here.
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@Janet357 (19177)
12 Jul
i never experienced making castles. but i experienced being buried in the sand
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Oh yeah that one’s fun too although it can get rather itchy if the sand had those insects that bite.
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@debjani1 (6567)
12 Jul
I also made sand castles. But my daughter don't get the sand to made the sand castles.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
What do you mean? You don’t have sand in your area ? or your daughter isn’t interested with sand?