What a beautiful day! We found sticks to hold, sunshine and shadows, and had to slow down because the roots hiding under the leaves tripped us up!
One of our traditions for muddy boots club is to chant "going on a bear hunt". The children like coming up with obstacles so well that our chant has evolved to the teacher saying "uh oh...." and a child then taking a turn and inventing such obstacles as "giant brooms trying to sweep us up"- and then when asked "what shall we do?" the child has an escape planned: "fly away" and we flap our arms. A few children were seated and making up their own bear hunt game.....
We head out to the woods in this beautiful weather. Even though it's early in the year, the children have found spots that are favorites in the woods! Each time we stop they find go back to play that they began before. This week we stopped at a particularly bouncy long log, and the children commenced to lining up to happily "bounce" each other. The children made their own rules and made sure that each had a sufficient turn.
We found colors, crunchy leaves, and sticks that were just right for our imaginations.
the negotiations are beginning....
and now there's a line
each child gets a turn until they are "done"
this sight made us laugh-one child with a hood and one child with a self-made hood.