During our last two weeks of Tales and Trails, we have wondered about when the "usual" winter weather was going to come our way. Where is the snow? Why have all the snowpeople melted? Lately, there had been more rain, making the park's paths quite icy.
So we are embracing whatever comes our way. Week #1, on Jan. 18, we read a book called Right Outside My Window by Mary Ann Hoberman. We drew pictures of what we see when we look out our windows at home. We also used stuffed animals and other toys to make representations of a window view. Some windows featured tropical animals, and some featured more local creatures, along with cars, trees, and tractors. We talked about how there used to be snowpeople right outside our window, but now there is just a small pile of snow where he/she once stood.
Here is one window view:
Then we had a lovely winter walk - not too cold at all! Perfect for wandering and playing "eagle eye" in the woods, and sliding down hills on our bums.
What kind of things are right outside YOUR window?
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play