Everyday we utilize our outside time, in the morning and in the afternoon. Often we will walk through the neighborhood and fields with no borders to stop from running far. Classes and training over the years have taught me numerous reasons why children need their physical activity. So its really hard for me to understand why our schools adopt the "lets sit in a class most of the day and have one recess" rule. I don't get it. These little minds need to explore, run, create, and use their imagination in outdoor environments.
We forgot our sacks today to carry our nature stuff such as pine cones, sticks, and leaves. So I showed the kids how to make a bowl out of their shirt to hold their goodies. Well my youngest one was under the pine cone tree and came out with his shirt all rolled up and one lil pine cone rolled in it, I thought it was the funniest thing. He had no problems with his pine cone falling out all the way home.
Here it is the little pine cone rolled up....all the way home.