Saturday, June 2, 2012

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ Summer Break ~ Week One

A normal "Summer Break" morning looks like this... Out Side Time from 9:30-11:30.

This particular day, we were visiting with Sally the Salamander (Yes, every salamander is called Sally.. from a book NOT about salamanders called Silly Sally.)

Everyone wanted a turn holding Sally...

before he was released to go back home!
And they're off .. on The Nature Path!

1st "stop and wait" spot.. the big mudhole.

Oh yeah!! Bunny found a slug (hear the fake excitement in my voice?!?!)

Gathering centipedes on TwoTreeMountain. (ick)

Awesome! (yep.. fake excitement again.)

Great belly pic, despite the crabby thing.

Running to greet Poppaw John and ask his permission to raid the garden!

And raid they did... at least 20 strawberries per child!

Big boys picking for themselves and for the little ones!

Then, onto the carrots!

And for the 1st time this season, PEAS!!

Robin eggs that hatched the very next day!

And on to the Big Creek!!

Another day, we headed up Bear Cave Path.
First stop--to gather green pinecones!

The Bear Cave.. would you believe there are four big kids tucked into the "cave"!

Now the "babies" (the ones and twos) get a turn in the cave!

After playing at the cave, they run down the path and through the field,
to climb the hill at the basketball court, where we took a snack break!

And on to the BigCreek again!


  1. Wow, so much fun in this post. Love it!

  2. I am in love with your blog. My son would love your playgroup. What fantastic opportunities the kids have - what on earth is that crabby creature - Goblin would be mesmerised by it, he loves all things moving. Can't believe I haven't discovered you earlier. I'm sharing your existence with my FB followers. (although I'm probably the last one to the party and they probably all follow you already).

    1. Thank you so much! I am guessing the crab is a crayfish?? I looked in my fieldguide and that is all I could come up with.. but this guy looks bigger and crabbier than the fieldguide pic! Today we saw a weasel and a great blue heron. Never a dull moment here!

  3. I have to echo the comments above. There's nothing more magical than when kids and nature collide. This looks like a blast! I'm your newest follower.

  4. Just gorgeous, so much to see and explore, I love that children teach us to look for the small things.

  5. A perfect day out, I am determined to take our children strawberry picking this year. They would love it so much. I can't believe how much you did in one preschool trip. Just amazing. thank you for linking your wonderful day to Country Kids

    1. This is shots from two different days! and everything you see is on our family property! We take walks like this each day (keeps the playschool kids busy and us happy!)

    2. Wow, must be the most popular preschool around! Thank you for linking up on Country Kids. There is a new linky up each Saturday so I hope you will join me again.

  6. i love these posts.... every time i read them i think of how blessed those kids are for such beautiful and exciting nature adventures!

  7. Wow!Just wow!What fab photos and what happy children!

  8. What an amazing day out!!! Those are some very, very lucky kids!

  9. AND, thank you for linking up to Learning Laboratory - plan to feature this Monday :)

  10. What a great day!! So many fun things to explore! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  11. I don't know that I could imagine a morning filled with more perfectly simple outdoor fun; animals, mud, water, fresh food, garden fun and so much exploring! This is incredible. Thanks so much for linking this up to the outdoor play party!

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