Stomping in the Mud Play Group is a rich, natural outdoor play environment where children have the opportunity to play outside,
rain or shine ... a chance for preschoolers to 'live in the moment' while learning through play.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

May/June Month End Snapshots!

It's Summer at Stomping...

Dig out your mother's old doilies - the children love them!

Water painting is a summer favourite.

This really was a mud stomping day at Stomping!

Colour mixing...

It's always interesting to see what "needs" to be painted at Stomping!

We are so lucky to have an amazing "backyard".

 Wow! Can you imagine how she feels?
Nature provides so many perfect opportunities to challenge and learn about ourselves!

I see future engineers in these boys!

On this day we found a Banana slug.

Wild roses are everywhere on our walk through the forest!

Interesting things we find on the forest floor.

A favourite stick with lots of potential...

as a perfect loose part!

Our sunflower seeds are growing...

Can't reach...he solved the problem!

Children love band aides...why not let them play and discover with them?

We hope you have a wonderful summer break filled with lots of time outside in nature...thanks for Stomping by!


  1. What an amazing learning environment...would love to play-learn-explore here!

    1. Thanks for your comment. It is a wonderful place to spend time, for the children and for the educators. We are lucky !

  2. I just discovered your blog and I am in love! What amazing opportunities the child have here. I am a big believer in immersing children in nature and these little ones are obviously benefiting from their experiences playing in the woods and with natural materials. Great job!!!

  3. Hi Ann, So glad you discovered us. Thanks for your positive comments. It is a great place to be for both the children and the educators. Stay tuned, more wonderful adventures coming...

  4. I have also just discovered your Blog and am so awe struck. What an incredible environment you have created, not to mention the natural one you have right there in the woods as well! Every photo oozes creativity, happiness and exploration, I love it so much. I wish all kids had the opportunity to play and learn like this! Wonderful job.

  5. To me, all the pictures just yell "come and play"!
    Fantastic environment and materials you provide for your learners.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a comment. We really appreciate the feed back. It's true, Stomping is a very special place to learn through play. The children are totally engaged the whole time they are is awesome to watch. Take care.

  7. Every photo is awe inspiring. What beauty and love of nature you are all living in. Lucky all of you!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Yes, we are very lucky for all of the experiences we experience every day at Stomping.

  8. Thanks for your lovely photo coverage. We are wanting to promote play with more natural resources, and this is just beautiful.