Friday, 14 March 2014

Outdoor Play Party - Guest post from Iceland.


Delighted to have Unnur from Leikskólinn Stekkjarás guest posting again this week on the topic of loose parts - in this case fish boxes!

Unnur writes: "I took several boxes out of the garage and threw in to our sandbox and sure enough few of the youngest boys were quick to grab them and set off on a mission. I decided to follow them with the camera. and did I have fun :)!!

The first mission was to go and fill them up with some "goodies" so they could go to the mountain to sell some fruits and vegetables. The drive to the mountain was a bit difficult, with a heavy load, (in the boxes were a pair of sunglasses a shovel and their hats :-))
They decided to go to a car park but the cars had broken down so the question came up what would be easier to push or drag their cars. After they parked the cars they needed to go to a store and do some shopping for pasta, meat and fish, because they wanted to eat healthy.
On the way back from the shopping trip, the sun was trying to shine, so they put on their sun glasses They decided to lay down to sunbathe because that is what mums want there sons to do.
A fun day playing with fishboxes, that came all the way from Grimsby Town to Iceland. No one wanted to use them apart from us. We are so so lucky!!!!"
There were some brilliant outdoor play ideas linked up in the last OPP but my favourite was from Mommy Loves Trees about how outdoor play leads to successful adults - this post struck a chord with me & reinforced my belief in making sure the children in my class get good quality outdoor play experiences.


  • Any kind of children's outdoor play-related posts are welcome!



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16 comments:

  1. Simplicity and imagination. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love to see what children can do with boxes! Your boys obviously have great imaginations. Thanks for guest posting!

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    1. Boxes & sticks my 2 favourite things!

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    1. Hi, this is why I love open ended resources they have much more scope than expensive toys.

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  4. great use of those boxes! popping over from country kids linky x

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    1. Thanks for popping over, I love their car park!

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  5. Love all that they could get up to with those boxes!! Popping over from #CountryKids :-)

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    1. Cheers for leaving a lovely comment, think I need some of those boxes too.

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  6. What a great way to use the boxes! #countrykids

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    1. Thanks, children never cease to amaze me with their imaginations & creativity.

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  7. The wonder of children's creative imaginations! How great to make use of an unwanted item that was so invaluable to the children's development and learning. Thanks for linking up and sharing their fun with Country Kids.

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  8. Great guest post. I love how kids use their imaginations... my boys are the same with plastic storage boxes - they always try to empty mine out to play with!!

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  9. children have such amazing imaginations and are so naturally creative when left to their own devices! what a fab way to use those boxes and so resourceful too. x

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  10. Ha ha, I love that all mums want their sons to sunbathe. Brilliant!

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