Boo and Poo

Yep, that’s the title that I’m going with.

Now, I’m hoping that you’ll tell me that I’m not alone here, and this is perfectly normal, but Boo really finds poo funny. She’s 4 – standard behaviour, right?!

Take her jokes. She’s going through that really sweet stage of wanting to tell jokes and making them up herself. Some recent examples would be ‘Why did the monkey cross the road?’..’Because it wanted to poo!’ or the classic ‘Knock, knock’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘Smellyp..’ you get the point!

the little mole who knew it was none of his businessThen there is her favoured reading matter. The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas, and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet are hugely popular with her. And then a friend of mine mentioned a fabulous book, which was then backed by a little Twitter chat I had, The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business, so I ordered that for her. It’s arrived, and wow, has it gone down well here!

So, I decided to capitalise on this new found obsession, and use it in one of our nature hunts. Yes, that’s right, we went on a poo hunt. If you can’t beat them, join them! Do not fear, do not look away, I have not photographed any of our finds to share with you. You can see the hunt, but not the delights we discovered!

We printed off an identifier sheet and set off. It was a very windy day, so we wrapped up warm, and it was also Little Man’s first day out in his wellies..


He liked them! We hunted high and low, and do not worry, we didn’t get too close to any of the waste we found!


Poo aside, though, it was a great way of talking to Boo about the different animals that may live in the park, their tracks and where they might be hiding.

And we managed to fit in a little trip to the ducks on our way back to the car, too..

Longmoor pool

It was a different type of hunt than we’ve tried before, and this one definitely held her attention!

Have you been on a poo hunt?!

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34 thoughts on “Boo and Poo”

  1. We’ve not been on a poo hunt yet but It sounds like fun 🙂 I never knew children could go through a whole poo obsessed phase. I will now look out for it in little z 🙂

  2. I love the idea of a poo hunt – what fun! Yes unfortunately our children can get preoccupied with some of the not so nice bodily functions. It looks like you all had a fab adventure and enjoyed inspecting nature up close. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

    1. She loved the idea, too! It was something a bit different, and if it helps her to better understand the nature around her, I’m all for it. Thanks for hosting x

  3. Never gone on a poo nature trail, but we do try and figure out which animal has left a particular poo behind when we find one on our walk. More the wild animal kind rather than the domestic type. Owl pellets are fun too. Always interesting to dissect. #CountryKids

  4. There was a book I read to my oldest two about a small mammal (can’t remember what) that lived in a jungle where Jaguars hunted them.I love the book but for the life of me can’t remember what it was called, which is a shame as I would like to read it to my youngest who is 5.A poo hunt is certainly very different lol! I’m over from Country Kids.

  5. That is very ingenius (not sure if I spelt this right) and seems to have been perfect for a day out in the FRESH AIR. Too many children don’t get enough of that or exercise so it’s nice to see.

  6. What a FABULOUS idea! I was looking for adventurous autumn activities and this is RIGHT up my street!! Could you possibly post the link to the identifier sheet?? I’m intrigued! Thanks so much for linking up with #SavouringtheSeason

    1. It was good fun to do! I was going to link the sheet up with the post but I couldn’t find it again – sorry. Hope you do it, though 🙂

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