Today we spent a wonderful day outside. After reading and talking about bugs for a month I decided to take the children outside in search of the real thing! They loved every second. Scince we don’t actually have any nature on the premisis we had to use our buildings flower beds. For those of you who don’t know, I work at a preschool located in and operated by a church and they maintain very nice flower beds. The children were super excited and loved searching for insects – they were also very respectful of all the plantings. We saw spiders, snails, ants, flies, a ladybug, a roly ploy, a moth, and more.
Everything was going along smoothly until Ms. Lezze-Faire’s boss came out and told us that the children were not allowed inside the flower beds! No excuses! Bummer. I don’t see what the big deal was…but we complied. Searching for insects wasn’t quite as fun after that but we made do with what we had. After we finished looking for insects we stayed outside and played Red Light, Green Light. This was a new game for them but they caught on quckly and loved it! They were even playing it on the playground this afternoon. A fun filled day for all!