Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Silver and sand

emergency shelter (picked up at the pound shop place in UK - for, funnily enough, a quid!



we started of with the THREE LITTLE PIGS - its s story we have been telling and reading for a few weeks and last week we went to a little theatrical production of the story where big soft puppets were used. This time I left the houses at preschool and the children had to think what could we do to help the pigs? Ideas came - and we will elaborate later - this was just to get the thoughts going...


we then opened up the shelter so that it became a tunnel (it is tube like in its form) the children got the chance to crawl through. It was shiney and magical - and as the tunnel folded on itself a little it required a pinch of bravery for some children

But they went through it many times, laughing with excitement. The shelter proved to be very robust.

and as you can see it has a slightly transparent  feel to it when you are inside - so not TOO scary!


New sand was delivered to the park as we played in the tunnel - and the JOY to be the first ones to play in the sand
great ridges to walk up and down and explore - testing out motor skills.  By the afternoon this sand was flattened...
making small holes, planting tiny gravel "seeds" and then covering them up - "there will grow pink tulips"
water the gravel seed...
makes you wonder...
The situation reminded me when my girls were 2-3 years old and we were eating lamb stew. Isabelle looked at me holding one of the bones and asked if she could plant it. I asked her why she wanted to plant the bone. She answered "because I want to grow a sheep"...
... of course!

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