|under the ice you can see bubbles of WATER|
SOOO exciting, time to break the ice and find the treasure under...
Certainly worth the effort
|armed with buckets and spades the children began to collect water and mud, individually as well as collaborating with others|
|It was so interesting to see how focussed the children were - usually they play all over the park in different groups, today all 8 children were playing in the same small area working/playing intensely with the mud and water|
|Not only was there mud and water collection but also problem solving - when one of the small sand forms got stuck in the mud in the bucket its always good to ask a friend for advice...|
|buckets were filled with mud, snow, water and ice|
|jumping in water is a must - wearing the right clothes is essential. Luckily all the children were well equipped and could experience the mud and water on their own terms.|
|the bigger the splash the more the fun|
|Some children wore mittens, others worked bare hands (and got cold and wore their mittens on the walk back to warm up their hands again) - but the benefit of wearing mittens today was being able to really see how the water moved.|
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
Now I know I shouldn't complain about the snow and ice - there are some great things to play in it - but I am SOOO ready for mud and water (and looking forward to some warmth too). Today has brought with it that sparkle of hope that spring is on its way to Stockholm!!