Monday, July 30, 2012

Outdoor Learning: Sand and MUD!

Our Giant Sandbox is perfect for covering ourselves up with sand!

Here in Michigan, we're in the middle of summer. 
We have been taking every opportunity that we get to spend it exploring and learning outdoors! 

Our giant sandbox (We had 19 tons of sand delivered) provides the perfect spot for lots of exploring. We have been digging and digging, and digging. Oddly enough, we have yet to reach China. Some of our friends think we will get there soon, and others have their hearts set on digging all the way to Australia. 

Digging also leads to building.....

and building in the sandbox often leads to mountains.... and mountains often turn to volcanoes! 

And... the big holes made from making volcanoes are sometimes filled by..... Mermaids... or Mermen!

Thinking about those crazy sea creatures makes us think of water... and where there is sand and water... There is MUD!


Have you been getting outside to explore and learn? 

For more of our outdoor learning adventures, you might want to read my 

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Amy Ahola is the owner/operator of Child Central Station, group home daycare and educational toy store in Marquette, Michigan.  She has been running her own business since 2005. Prior to that time, Amy worked in a childcare center and public school. In addition to her childcare business, Amy also provides educational training sessions. Amy earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Northern Michigan University and a M.S. in Training, Development, and Performance Improvement.  For more information about any of her programs, please visit Child Central Station or Find her on Facebook


  1. What an awesome sandbox, Amy! I love the "mermaids/mermen"! I pinned your post to my Summer Fun Board at

  2. In addition to our weekly Monday Kid Corner, this week's theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at See you there! Jennifer


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