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Super Piñata Activity for Toddlers

If you’re looking for a toddler friendly activity to provide hours of entertainment, here’s a great one!

Piñatas are huge here in Nicaragua. Every major holiday event seems to involve a swarm of kids swatting a hard stick at each other’s heads as they dive in the dirt for candy. Luna is still intimidated by the crazy scene and I’m not thrilled about the bags of disgusting candy we end up with afterwards. But piñatas are too fun to give up for those reasons alone.

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Luna Loves Baby Turtles

luna turtlesMy business Surf With Amigas is the proud sponsor of the Waves of Hope sea turtle project. In Nicaragua sea turtle eggs are collected for food. Poachers roam the beach at night looking for turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. In the morning, tracks lead poachers to a nest in the sand and the eggs are dug up to be consumed or sold. The people are poor, so rather than just telling poachers not to poach (which wouldn’t work), Waves of Hope buys the eggs at market value (about $1.25/dozen) and then re-buries them in our guarded hatchery. 45-57 days later, the eggs hatch, the turtles are collected and then released at sunset to give them the best chance of survival.

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