Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We Play! Frog ponds.

We Play

Tannah announced out of the blue that our backyard needed a frog pond and she knew just how to make it.

She chose a nice shady spot, away from where birds would see the frogs, and began to dig. She found willing help from her sisters.

The pond absolutely needed water and this was everyone's favorite part of the construction

Then it was decided that the frogs would need plants to sit on and "beautiful flowers". and voila!

I did no suggesting or interfering in the busy work and brainstorming that went on between my oldest 2, though I did fetch requested tools and stop them from leaving their youngest sister with no jobs to do at all. It was so interesting to me (and delightful!) to watch them discuss and delegate. The next morning the water was all gone of course and there has been much discussion about how to fix that problem and how the frog pond can be made better. We've had a look HERE for some great information and inspiration.

I wonder what the next phase will be...

I'm playing along with Childhood 101's WE PLAY! for great and inspiring play ideas.


Inner Pickle said...

hey that is cool! LOVE kids imaginations...

Marita said...

That is so awesome. What great creativity they have :)

muminsearch.com said...

I think my kids will love this game. Anything to do with dirt and water is well-received. Add a bit of landscape design and you have a winner ;)

Cate said...

I do love it when mine get together on a task - it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
I do hope that some frogies come and visit their little pond - it was so carefully and lovingly made :-)

Kim (frog ponds rock) said...

Oh Cool! I am pleased you found some inspiration on my blog as well. Any frog photos that your children like they may have as well :) Any questions about raising tadpoles etc and I am your girl.

Julie said...

Kids are great! - So, now it is just waiting for the frogs?

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Fantastic, playful learning at its best!


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