Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mud


We had lots of fun in the mud yesterday. In our Forest School sessions, the children have some basic equipment-baskets for collecting things(treasure baskets), trowels, and yesterday I added water and buckets. Once they have something then it is available every week, so they can repeat the activities they choose as many times as they need to. Water and earth soon led to mud! They had such fun-and so did I watching them! The mud was that perfect oozy kind-just right for mud pies. My life has been vastly improved by the addition of a hose pipe to the nursery garden-so I don't have to lug the water out there in the morning-hurray! Above are I.'s hands, and below are M.'s feet. We still had hot chocolate as our drink, despite the hot weather. I had some disappointed faces last week when I gave them squash instead.

13 comments:

Linda Sue said...

LOVE mud! Squash- bleah!

ewix said...

"Mud, mud glorious mud
nothing quite like it for cooling the blood"

I think this is the hippopotumus song
---words to live by!

Live the new look of your blog

淑貞 said...

No pains, no gains...................................................................

frayedattheedge said...

This is just what childhood should be!! I would complain too if I didn't get my hot chocolate! have a wonderful weekend, love, Anne

Mar said...

i think someone is going after the buckets each week now!

snoopydog said...

I think your nursery children are very lucky! It looks sooooo good! Nothing like squelchy mud for little hands and feet to explore. Enjoy the weekend! Ros

Helen McCookerybook said...

I'm glad the cat's OK! Have a lovely weekend x Helen

Helen McCookerybook said...

Don't worry about replacing it Sarah; I think that got spent a while ago! It was the vouchers, and what are they but dreams?
x

Bimbimbie said...

Mud mud glorious mud and hot chocolate afterwards :)

Liz said...

Sounds like they really enjoyed that mud!

rebecca said...

dear sarah,

i see your BEAUTIFUL picture posted with sweet comments to allegra. i always LOVE seeing your picture appear there. it is lovely to visit you here and see you adrift in a world filled with flowers, children, gardens, cats, art and soul.

please come over for a visit. we share so many kindred loves, especially our love for allegra!

perhaps the haiku my heart fridays will speak to you.
come, join us!

warmly,
rebecca

Shell said...

I wish I was there to join in the fun.

chrome3d said...

Muddy hands are happy hands.