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Hay Bales in the Playground

Hay Bales in the Playground

We are always looking for new things to add to our playground. Early in October, Miss Marta had the idea to add bales of hay to switch it up for the fall. At first we piled the hay for climbing and gave the children the opportunity to explore it.    The next week, I rearranged the hay to make little huts or crawl spaces. I added pumpkins, play dishes, and dolls. We decided to call it the pumpkin patch.  The…

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Sailboats

Sailboats

After reading Sail Away by Donald Crews, we made these simple sailboats. For each sailboat we used: – one paper plate – one drinking straw – one 9″ by 6″ piece of paper  – a small lump of air dry clay First, we poked a hole at each end of the piece of paper and pushed the straw through the holes to make the sail.   Then we put the lump of clay in the center of the plate and stuck…

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