This afternoon I had an extra little girl to look after. She is four and the daughter of dear friends of ours from Darwin. She gets along beautifully with both Goosey and Tiger, so I needed an activity to keep the girls and the boy entertained. They had a lot of fun making little pond gardens.
I gave them each a plastic plate and they got busy.
They collected dirt, rocks, twigs, leaves, weeds and moss.
The moss was a lucky find hidden under weeds on our clay soil!
It was fun to observe how and where each of them chose to place their items.
I made the ponds using a peanut butter lid (as a mould) and aluminium foil. We added a few drops of food colouring to the water.
Sometime after I took these photos, we cut flat leaves into lilly pad shapes and put them on the water.
It turned out to be a really fun afternoon activity.
Many thanks to Jess and Anna for having me today.