Friday, March 14, 2014

Getting Creative with Winter.


Our mountain has been very slippery for climbing and too hard for sliding down. It was starting to be common to find children just lounging and eating dirty snow. They need to be moving their bodies for the short period of time we get out each day!

 So on Wednesday I took action. Time for some new equipment.

I grabbed my metal spade and chiseled out some holes to create five "ladders," so they could climb up easier. The holes were very small and barely big enough for the toes of their boots.





 I was impressed with their coordination and climbing skills. Soon they had created up-ladders and down-ladders and were crawling all over the mountain again. 






No worries, winter was brand new again for preschool after receiving over a foot of fresh snow the next day. 



This post is linked up with The Outdoor Play Party.
 To check out some other outdoor fun click on the link below. 

Mud Mud Marvellous Mud - Outdoor Play Party

5 comments:

  1. Love your ladder! Great thinking :-)
    Popping over from #OutdoorPlay

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  2. Such a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  3. Sometimes we have to get creative in the winter! Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party. Cheers.

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  4. Love the idea of a snow ladder! Thanks for your support xx

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  5. The snow ladder looks like a lot of entertainment! Thanks for linking up.

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