February in the Playroom
As much as the Playroom and children would enjoy playing outside, the challenges of winter often prevents this from happening. Thankfully to the creative thinking of staff, the children were able to experience some outdoor fun, indoors. Having collected a large bin of snow, the children gathered round the table and were eager to begin to play. With mitts available to keep hands warm, the children were provided spoons for digging as well as eyedroppers and food colouring with water. Using these items, the children were able to explore the different properties of snow. Observations were made as the children watched the snow change as they mixed the different colours together. Several snow-people were made and eventually some animals made their way into the snow for the children to bury. The children had fun as they dug them out and played in the snow.