It is an absolutely spectacular autumn day here at camp! The sun is bright, the temperature is mild, and the colors surrounding the lake are breathtaking. I couldn’t think of a more perfect activity for the boys today than swimming in leaves.

Swimming in Leaves

To swim in leaves, simply pile raked leaves into your kiddo’s summer pool. I like this activity because:

  1. I didn’t need to re-rake leaf piles after they were pushed around and enjoyed.
  2. It kept the boys occupied for hours!

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Leave it to my boys (pun intended) to come up with this brilliant plan!

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Enjoy your children and this beautiful season!

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Melissa is a photographer, writer, educator, and mother to two boys. She shares her passions for nature, crafts, and family on her blog, Fireflies and Mud Pies. Her work has been featured on hundreds of websites, including,, Bon Bon Break, Red Tricycle, Craft Gawker, The Crafty Crow, and All Free Kids Crafts.

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7 comments on “Swimming in Leaves

  1. Karen

    Ah, sliding into a tub of leaves is one of our favorite outdoor Autumn activities! :)

  2. happyhooligans

    What a super idea! Look at the joy on those faces!

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