When Life Gives You Pine NeedlesPosted: July 17, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Experimentation, Garden, Imagination, large motor skill, Outside, Recycling, sensory, Water Play | 2 Comments »
When life gives you pine needles all over your trampoline, and they pinch your toes and cover you with sap, what do you do? You make pine needle soup of course.
The kids complain that the pine needles are sticking to their toes, so we bring every broom and dustpan we own into the trampoline and try our best to sweep it all up.
Even though the kids are making no progress, I let them sweep for as long as they want. Then, I quickly sweep up a pile and the kids ask me to fill their little pails.
They dump all the pine needles into a tote with little weeds from the grass and fill the tote with water from the rain barrel. They mix the concoction with shovels. When they move onto something else, I dump the mixture into the compost.