Thursday, September 19, 2013

Puddle Jumping

After a bit of rain during the week there was an awesome puddle at the rotten log for us to explore.  We measured it to see how deep it was, the children did this by using sticks.  Once we had worked out how deep it was, the highest it got was to our knees which was very exciting, puddle jumping was on the agenda.  We all had fun walking and running through the puddle.  Jake even ended up going for a swim much to his surprise!  After we were all worn out from laughter we went to explore roly poly hill where of course we all had to roll.  This brought back childhood memories for me but I don't remember getting that real dizzy head spinning feeling like I did today.  After rolling I found a nice little cubby to rest in.  It wasn't long before I was joined by some friends and over a hot chocolate and chocolate chippie biscuits (these were made out of leaves and pine cones) we had the most amazing conversations.  After all this fun it was back to shed to sit around a cozy fire pop popcorn and have lunch together.  What a wonderful way to finish a truly magical day.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Spring is in the air

Working together took on a whole new meaning for the children at Nature Discovery today.  Everybody loves a good swing and today was no different except this swing would only work if everyone pitched in to help.  One child sat on the swing and the others had to hold the rope and pull so that the swing went up in the air.  There was a lot of laughter and a few times the swing ended up on the ground causing everyone to laugh.  The awesome part was everyone having a go and helping each other.

It was also the second day of Spring and the children took delight in noticing the new growth on the trees, this stirred up memories for the children about the crab apples growing.  We can't wait to see the flowers when they come and the count down of days has already started.  We also discovered a big rabbit hole, Dylan had fun exploring it a unique way.