Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Worms Worms Worms!

The worms are out!  They love this weather. Yesterday I went walking through park at Cottage Lake to test my new rain boots.  I wanted to make sure that they were waterproof!   There were so many worms in the rain water.  All about 10 inches long!  Have you seen any worms this week?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Outdoor Preschool has had 10 great weeks of nature fun!

Going on a hike in the Northwest woods together.
The kids here are putting leaves and sticks in the stream to see how they float.

It's been 10 weeks of outdoor nature activities and the kids have learned out to be adventurous in the woods and quiet and watchful near the animals.  We've had splashing through mud puddles, digging in the dirt and "fishing" in ponds.  We've walked through the streams, scooped water up and dumped it to make mud.  We've climbed tree roots and stumps and looked at the mushrooms inside of them.  We've used a mossy log as a slide and then watched it strip down to wood and be un-slidable.  We've petted the cow and the goats and felt the wool on the sheep.  We've touched the warm egg, just laid by the chickens.  We've picked our own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and watched the jack-o-latern mold into a squishy mess. 

But...we still have so much left to do at The Outdoor Preschool.  When you are in nature, the explorations are endless. 

We can't wait till TOP starts again on January 4th!  Have a terrific holiday and see you next year!
We only have 2 spots left for the next session.  Tell all of your friends with preschoolers that they could join us at TOP!