We had so much fun on our first day creating an outdoor classroom in the cool, shaded space next to our building! A mix of familiar materials & furniture from the classroom and new activities just for outdoors kept everyone happily busy for the whole morning.
One of the highlights for many children was practicing some basic wood working skills - hammering and drilling.
|Each child first receives a demonstration of hammering (or drilling) technique|
We repotted lettuce and bell pepper seedlings
|Filling the pot with soil|
|Gently tucking in the seedling|
|Relocating the replanted seedlings and then watering them|
|observing and admiring|
|This hardworking team made fruit salad as part of the morning snack for everyone (after first scrubbing the table to make sure it was clean for food prep!)|
|Children worked with a partner to wash hands before snack|
|Washing dishes after slicing a banana|
|balance beam and jumping spots|
We also had a water table, cloth washing and a clothesline, and a variety of art activities.
Looking forward to more beautiful spring days ahead so we can do it again!