We’ve had lots of puddles to jump in lately thanks to this lovely winter weather. Like most children, Pebble adores puddle jumping. One day I added some chalk to her outside play and she spent a wonderful afternoon imagining, creating and playing.
Pebble imagined a fairy pond, drawing a family of fairies and a path for them to follow to the pond. She drew with lots of colour in the pond, creating rainbow coloured blooms and added a leaf boat. Pebble gathered ‘magic’ stones and sprinkled them around the fairy pond, setting the scene for fairy play.
Sometimes the simplest of things can lead to the most imaginative and creative adventures.
We played and learned:
- jumping in puddles
- drawing with chalk on wet cement
- drawing with chalk in puddles
- story telling
- hypothesising about what would happen if we more poured water onto the drawings
- pouring water onto chalk drawings and observing the changes