Outdoor scapes provide our youngest friends with natural challenges that push them to grow their skills, like pulling up to stand by a stump, climbing the big hill, and learning to be okay with having others playing close by.
This week, our whole school has focused its outdoor endeavors on a universally-loved material: MUD! Some of the muddy projects the Pips have been working on include muddy footprint flags, mixing mud into water in the water table, digging in piles of mud, and just getting covered in the stuff! In fact, we love mud SO much that we've even been singing about it! Included in this post are the lyrics to two of our favorite muddy summer songs that you are welcome to try out with your little ones at home:
Dig, Dig, Dig Your Pit (to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", adapted from song made up by two eighth graders at R.M. Teitelman School in New Jersey)
Dig, dig, dig your pit
Dig it nice and steep
Shovel, shovel, shovel, shovel
Till it's a meter deep.
Rain, rain, rainy day
Toads and bullfrogs leap
Squirmy, squirmy, squirmy, squirmy
Up the worms will creep.