Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Nature on Tuesday

The weather is getting warmer which means we can make the most of the outdoor area and enjoy all of the wonderful learning experiences that we can have outside. We cleared the weeds out of the raised vegetable bed and planted some baby carrots. For the first time in ages we put water in the water trolley, pushed up our sleeves and had a great time.

We set up a 'Pie Shop' on the edge of the sandpit. Sticks were used for stirring, candles and as food! There were measuring spoons, potato mashers and all sorts of pots, pans and plastic crockery. We added egg cartons which didn't last very long as there was a lot of water used in our mud pies.

As beans are the fastest growing seeds that I know of, we planted beans in some disposable cups.
Hopefully next week we will have some lovely bean plants to look at. Jack and the Beanstalk was an obvious book to read and discuss and the children loved it. All children were hoping to grow a beanstalk like Jack.

We also planted some sprouts in a tray and watered everything -Very well!!

As we were talking about the needs of plants we examined some different leaves up close and made leaf prints in some lovely natural playdough.

Getting dirty and exploring things in nature made for a very fun Tuesday indeed.
See you next week.


  1. What a lovely idea, especially the bean planting one, Kierna

  2. In addition to Monday Kid Corner, this week's theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at thejennyevolution.com. See you there! Jennifer