Friday, 20 April 2012

Splish Splash Splosh!!

There was no doubt about it - today was officially a wet day! As we set the tarps up before the session we were hopeful that we might, just might get away with it.....but no. The heavens opened and down came the wet stuff.

So seeing as we were all slightly damp anyway......we played parachute games Forest Tots style (you don't have to be mad ....but it helps!).

The 'parachute' was a large sheet of opaque plastic (clear would be better - this piece has been used as a garden cloche for a few years and is no longer see through). Rather than adding a teddy, or a few balls.....we added a bucket of water! The result was hilarious and was completely enjoyed by all.

Some got up close and personal (and wet!), whilst others looked on from afar (apparently it made a fairly amusing spectator sport too!).

Whilst all of this was going on, one of the younger ones took the chance to play in the stream without getting splashed by big three year olds running around!

The 'parachute' took on a second lease of life as a muddy skid mat, and these two little ones discovered that you could 'pour' the puddles!

 More water needed!

When the rain got heavy we found Mums sheltering in ever more ingenious places!

Until the shout of "marshmallows" bought everybody rushing to rewarm round the fire.

Yeap....our wettest (but probably most enjoyed) session yet!

1 comment:

  1. Love it Rachel - you really are embracing the whole no such thing as bad weather mantra. I like the idea of water on the 'parachute'. I've just ordered a clear tarp & must try this. Thanks for linking up this week, Kierna