• Melanie Patric

Celebrating Summer, Sandbox Towns, and Flower Hunting...


What fun we had this morning as the children pretended to be "Summer Fairies" who were responsible for showing the bees where all the nectar was! The children raced around the yard tapping the flowers with some homemade summer wands. When that activity grew old, we checked the vegetable plants for ripe vegetables. We found a tomato, a cucumber, and two jalepenos.

Having fun picking vegetables at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

After that, we spent some time imagining a town in the sandbox. Before long it was complete with...

Creating a small world of houses and roads at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

... tiny houses...

Creating a small world of houses and roads at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

... and roads cleared by a bulldozer.

Creating a small world of houses and roads at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

Some children even made mountains and valleys!

Creating a small world of houses and roads at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

Flowers found on a flower scavenger hunt at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

We did a fun flower scavenger hunt. We looked for a white flower, a pink flower, a purple flower, flowers made of lots of tiny flowers all together, single flowers, and flowers that smelled good. We found them all!

Flowers found on a flower scavenger hunt at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

One of the children's sharp eyes also spotted a colorful Skipper butterfly.

An unexpected insect visitor at Blue Sky Daycare home daycare

Later in the day we read the book Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed and enchanting illustrations by Jim LaMarche. It's a sweet story of the unconditional love of parents and makes clear that children are safe in the hands of their mothers and fathers.

See you tomorrow!

#sensoryactivities #gardening #nature #pretendplay

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