Mud Sports Day

MUD DAY !!!!!!!

Today we had a vision and it came to life. Our children explored their senses through jelly, mud, water, bubbles, gloop, flour and grass. The children were allowed to get as muddy as possible and to share this experience with the full Cart Mill family.

Children within this developmental stage it is crucial to engage in outdoor experience, thus experience allowed children to explore the world around them in a fun and unfamiliar way. The children also develop their social skills, risk taking, gross motor skill and physical ability through this experience. This is an great example of “learning through play “.

This was not only for the children but also for the staff. This type of experience is known to provide joy and happiness if we let it and today at Cart Mill we did just that. Laughter filled the air and fun was had by all.

Please keep an an eye on the board in the hall way for more mud day pictures. Thank you to everybody who helped to make this work, especially you the parents, this was a huge success.

Mud Sports Day

Mud Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June

We are embracing “Go Wild” month and having a non-traditional sports day this year – a mud sports day!  It’s going to be messy but loads of fun.

We ask that your child wears old clothes that day and brings a plastic bag with a clean set of clothes, underwear and a towel in it.  If your child does not want to take part they do not need to so please just let us know if this is the case.

This video of children in Australia having fun in the mud gave us the idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLf0hEl0R7c  along with the forest school group who had a very muddy day last year.

Let the mud flow!

30 Days Even Wilder

Today we opened our gardens up so the whole centre became one big happy wild space for all the children. Day 19 of #30dayswild saw us watering our garden plants, or at least that was the plan but the children had different ideas…
After watering the plants our children decided they would prefer to fill up the mud kitchen puddle, water themselves and also the odd CDO! There was so much laughter and it was lovely to see our toddlers exploring the big garden.

Our plants need a drink.

Now let’s make some mud

We’re cooking caramel sauce

30 Days Wild Art

We are continuing to do random acts of wildness everyday in the garden. Today we decided we didn’t want to use our paintbrushes to paint. Instead we decided to use some natural resources found in our garden. First, we found some pine cones and then we took two baby carrots that had started growing in our flower beds as we thought they looked like pens and then we cut some of our willow to make bushy paintbrushes. What random act of wildness could you do this week? #30dayswild

This carrot is just like a pen!

I am painting a flower

30 Days Wild

We have been taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge. Can you do 30 simple but random acts of wildness? At Cart Mill we certainly can! Today we decided that walking in the grass in our bare feet was quite random. The children loved the feel of the grass between their toes. Some of them were extra wild and even tried some mud between their toes!