Jump, Jump, Jump in a Puddle!

Today was a rather soggy day in Sussex but it was prime conditions for some major puddle jumping for our Puddle Jumpers class!  Some wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to splash and wander through endless puddles while others took a little more time to warm up to the idea.  After Lisa role played and jumped up and down in puddles herself then the children allowed themselves to step outside of their comfort zone and go right to town!   Soon we could hear giggles, laughs and pure joy as they splashed through the muddy waters.    

Check out this video clip below.....

As the morning went on the children explored their surroundings at base camp.  Some sat with Jess observing the chickadees flying to and from the feeder hanging in a nearby tree and others were watching Lisa make log dogs.  What is a log dog you might say? Well, it is basically a string tied to a stick using a timber hitch knot so that the children can pull it behind them.  Lisa pretended to take her log dog for a walk and soon the imaginations of these little ones ignited and they started to do the same!  Sawyer and Lane decided to turn theirs into fishing rods!  

Towards the end of the morning we went on a short hike to the mailbox for a treat and then stopped by Mr. and Mrs. Sharps (Lisa's mum and dad) to play with the cars and trucks before pick up time :)

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
— Rachel Carson