Girls Dig Dirt TooPosted: April 12, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Building, Garden, Imagination, large motor skill, Outside, Sculpture | 3 Comments »
Friend H comes off the bus ready for a project she’s been thinking about all day. She’s brought her mud boots to our house in preparation for her plan. There is a big cliff of rich dirt at the side of the yard that we’ve been allowing the kids to dig into.
Yesterday, she started digging a deep hole in the side of the cliff of dirt.
Today, she fills it in with soft natural found objects: moss, grass, puffs left over from last season’s hydrangea flowers, leaves and needles of the magnolia bushes and the arbervity trees and dandelions. She adds some pretend treasure (coins and play jewelry.)
Friend H says she’s building a nest for a family of Blue Jays.
Girls + Dirt = Happy Messes