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.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

December Snapshots!

Our December has been a very damp and windy month making no shortage of mud and puddles to stomp through and explore! Water is much more than just another element for the children to experiment with. It naturally challenges and relaxes them. These are just some of the experiences offered to our little Stompers this month -- Enjoy!

Treasured hand prints waiting to go home.

Looking for spawning salmon.

If you look closely you can see several salmon with white markings on their backs.

Wednesday group decorating their cookies.

 On the last two days of Stomping in December, before our winter break, a wind storm blew the heavy rain sideways at us. We made the rare decision to go inside to decorate our cookies.

Digging to China!

Thursday group decorating cookies.

May the year 2013 find you enjoying being 'outside in nature' more. We appreciate all the support, encouragement and positive comments from everyone all over the world, from our Stomping families and mostly to all of the children that enjoy Stomping in the Mud adventures with us...
Thank-you for believing in us.  Dianne and Gaie


  1. Lovely photos as usual, looks like you got as much rain as us - must have been the wettest December on record for most of us. Looking forward to following your adventures in 2013, Kierna

  2. Thanks Kierna, we appreciate your support. Happy 2013 !

  3. Lots of great photographs in December to show us all what interesting and fun times can be found in mud and rain. Love the avid diggers in the sand while rain is falling! Keep up this fantastic form of learning for the little stompers! Happy 2013 to you all - Suzi

    1. Thanks so much, Suzi. It was a very damp December, but we still had a great time. Happy New Year to you, too!