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.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Month End Snapshots - January 2014

It doesn't matter what Mother Nature throws our way we always have a Stomping good time. The weather has been cold and damp, and I've often thought about how nice and warm it would be inside.  The children, however, never ask to go indoors - they are too engaged and happy to be at Stomping!

This has always been the 'Running Hill' now it is the 'Rolling Hill!


These two discovered their shadows!

Our wonderful stick forest!

Time to make our bird feeders!

Our forest walks are now followed by some wonderfully warm herbal 'Tiger' tea!

Chalking in the rain...

and stomping in the mud!

This little Stomper discovered how he could move a heavy tree stump...

He had it sliding across the wet grass.

He then enlisted some help and they tried to move bigger ones. They weren't successful, but I bet they try again next week!

This has to be the best piece of play ground equipment that money can't buy...they love it!
See you next month and thanks for Stomping by! 


  1. Such an enjoyable time for me - to sit back a look at your little troop of stompers and see all of the interesting, fun and creative ways they can explore with their fellow stompers and yourselves. You give me great ideas!! I - who doesn't like being cold - admire that you're out there in spite of it! Following the kids lead - of wanting to be in the great open spaces. Awesome and extremely important world you're providing for these little ones. Fantastic photographs!

    1. Thanks so much, Suzi. Your comments are always so appreciated. 'To copy is to compliment' copy away!
      Have fun!

  2. I just found your blog and am thrilled to have more ideas about what to do with a pallet! I can't wait to let my daughter paint one :) Thank you for such great inspiration! Those children are blessed to have you investing in their lives.

  3. Hi
    Just discovered your site! Hope you don't mind, we're sharing it on our facebook page as a brilliant source of outdoors ideas for kids!
    Also, have you heard of Project Wild Thing? Sounds right up your street!
    Kathryn Cook,
    Fields in Trust

    1. Thanks Kathryn for sharing. We love to share and support people in the field that value outdoor play.