Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rained Out of the Snow!

We stayed in today and played games and read stories. A favorite was "Going on a Bear Hunt!" which let us expend a lot of excited energy making noise and "running" from the bear!
We were so busy we didn't take any pictures! But we hope you have a nice break, and get outdoors :o) as often as you can!
wishing you peace and the time to look closely--smiles, Michele

Friday, December 6, 2013

It's Muddy Boots Again!

We headed out into the December woods to explore and play. The temperature and the mood was just right for a wonderful time!

Until Next Time, Michele

Friday, November 22, 2013

a grey day of fun!

 We headed out to the woods and found a "hello goodbye window", pine cones, and a frog!
Some unstructured time spent in a peaceful spot.

Until Next Time,

taking a closer look

Friday, November 1, 2013

And the Skies Cleared!

 The air felt so good after a morning of rain. We headed out to sprinkle cracked corn for the hungry animals and birds, and will check on our piles of corn next week. Will they be gone? A snake, perhaps because it was a little cold in the leaves, stayed very still for us to look at it. We left it some corn, too. We listened to bird song, and left corn where we heard it. Some of us noticed that the trees could hold corn in the branches and holes.
We had a talk about safety near a climbing rock that the children gravitate towards. "If you don't feel safe by yourself on the rock, find somewhere else to climb;" and a few of the children found somewhere else to climb.  As you'll see, many felt safe, and climbed without help. The difficult part was waiting for a turn!
Until Next Time,

looking closely for bugs

snake in the leaves!

a snack for a hungry animal or bird

finding a spot for the corn

the tree/rock challenge!

no problem!

experienced tree/rock climber

looking closely

more wildlife! A slug.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Buddy Hike!

 We headed out for a walk with our buddies today, and it was great!We moved right along through our favorite trails, and ended with a thumbs up. ( It was difficult to take pictures on the run, though!)

Until Next Time,