Welcome to our fortnightly outdoor play link-up!
It is Summertime in Melbourne, Australia and hot, hot, hot!
Don’t children love to play with water? Such a wonderful play medium. It swirls, it pours, it splashes and splats, it is cooling, soothing and calming. But from an educators perspective, it holds so many opportunities to develop an understanding of some basic science and maths concepts as well as promoting the ability to ‘think’ scientifically.
Water is a great medium for developing an understanding of measurement and the characteristics of the ‘liquid’ state of matter.
In this water trough, we have provided the children with a variety of ‘kitchen’ measuring implements including, measuring jugs, cups and spoons.
As the children play and investigate, they use a range of scientific methods of inquiry:
Examining cause and effect
Experiencing trial and error
Predicting and hypothesizing
… and the list could go on.
A lovely social experience too! ‘Look, our hands are blue!”
My favorite post from last fortnight’s link-up was from:
Fireflies and Mudpies!
Click on the photo above to read more!
How did your kids play outdoors this week?
Any kind of children’s outdoor play-related posts are welcome!
We’d appreciate it if you included a link back to this post (either in your post or sidebar) to help us spread the word about the importance (and fun!) of outdoor play! In return, we’ll gladly further share your post on Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest. Please feel free to grab the Outdoor Play Party button from the sidebar and/or include a text link back.
Please note that by contributing you are giving permission for an image and link to your post to be republished if featured. (If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the ‘featured’ button from the sidebar.) Share your ideas for outdoor play activities with us very other week!