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.
Today the toddlers were visiting the big ones garden. They were all very excited and got to try lots of new experiences. The obstacle course was a big hit The children showed confidence climbing up the crates ,jumping off and then making their way through the tyres.
The Ranger sent the children off into the sunshine to find bugs – they certainly did!
They could then use the identification sheet to find the name of their bug or they could just have fun finding them or just be at one in nature.
Today in the toddler room the children have been developing their gross motor skills by using the Lego cars to create pictures with different coloured paint.
We also made the most of the nice weather out in the garden, without the need for wellies and suits ,playing in the purple sand watching it sparkle in the sun.
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!
Our new stand arrived today for our water trough which meant our pouring experiments could take place off the ground. This was great, especially as the ground was so wet from all the rain. The children were able to measure their water in the jugs and pour it into different tubes to see which one would fill first.
Today the toddlers were getting creative making their own glittery works of art! They used glue to make a pattern on the paper and then added glitter to create sparkly pictures. We were delighted the sun came out which made the glitter very pretty and extra sparkly!
”Wow, look at my sparkly unicorn!”
Today the toddlers have created a home for dinosaurs.
They chose grass and sand for the dinosaurs to make foot prints in.
We thought pasta,pine cones,twigs and water would be good for the dinosaurs to eat and drink.
The children thought some of the dinosaurs were very big and scary when they roared …..