And another new blogger to share this week: Play Every Day: Active Family Lifestyles shared a post about taking your kids to catch crabs. Very informative, with lots of tips for a fun family day at the shore!
In the meantime, here's Our Week Outdoors...
It had rained briefly earlier in the day, which left small, wet patches on the wooden deck boards. She immediately set to work making more footprints.
Then she found small puddles of water that had pooled on the chair covers, so she dipped her hands in to make handprints alongside her footprints.
Then she started to create a splash painting using the water from the chair covers. She tried different methods of getting the water to splash onto the deck.
Next she tried scooping up handfuls of water. But the water kept slipping through before she could get much of it over to the boards.
And finally, she tried soaking her hands and getting them as wet as possible, then shaking them vigorously. That seemed to result in the most satisfying splashes of 'paint'.
She even tried using an upturned table to smear the water around, but it didn't work very well ("it's too dry").
She was quite proud of how her masterpiece turned out in the end! And I really enjoyed watching how her mind was working to figure out how best to transfer the water.
(Art and science learning rolled into one self-initiated play experience! I love to see how it all unfolds.)
Linked to: Little Wonders' Days Summertime Fun Party, I Can Teach My Child, ABC & 123, It's Playtime