I’ve always thought of spring, summer, and fall as the big outdoor learning seasons, but WOW, my kids have proven me wrong this winter! I love watching them learn and explore outside, no matter the weather!
Our snow had been rained away and the new snow wasn’t sticking, but there were two inches of solid ice in the top of our sandbox (which had blown off in a big windstorm earlier in the week. The kids figured out how to get the ice out (without getting absolutely drenched in ice water), and then set off breaking the chunks into smaller pieces:
Small enough for even Lily to pick up and carry about:
Emma found an empty planter box, which she brought over:
And all three kids filled the container with chunks of ice, discussing textures and lines in the ice as they did so!
With three kiddos big enough to bundle up and play outside, no mountains of snow too high to climb in, and Lily finally adding boots to her snow attire, I’m loving this winter!!!
What have you been learning about? Please link up any fun, creative, exploratory learning activities below (button code is in the sidebar)! Last week I loved this puppy sculpture and this description of teaching kids history. I’ll be referring to this post on tree bark for our springtime walks, and looking here for outdoor play kitchen inspiration!