Thursday, April 26, 2012

...Just Add Kids...

Welcome, children to the new mud-pie kitchen.
 And see we have a gravel area for digging and scooping, dump trucks and building things.



Let your imagination go wild.
 Take a walk to your own little beach area with driftwood and a palm tree. Search in the sand for sea glass and small shells. 

 The slide hill is a favorite. But you must use it the 'safe way'. 

 The natural archways of willow branches have also made it through their second year. This year we see the first blossoms on the blackberry vines, too.

 Add some water, some gravel, a pinch of sand and stir in some bark...

yeah that should be about right!

 Everyone help us mix it up.

 Those not cooking are moving earth and relocating rocks in the new dump truck area.  


Give me a little water. I have something to make.




What did you see?
 


Here's some more...


Helping out the teachers! 
Cleaning up the ivy!!



 Before we toss the ivy, let's braid it into the willow arches 

and see how long it will stay green.



 The corn pit isn't even halfway filled. We already need more corn. So, deeeeep they go in to play...and play they do! 
Don't lose your shoes!





It's a wonderful thing to see these happy faces playing in our Playscape as we keep trying to change, enlarge and add on new ideas.


 
 And now and then, you just need some quiet time 
to stand alone in nature. 

Ahhhh! 


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