How can you go outside when it is raining?! Easy. You get your rain coat, boots and a rain hat and go. Kids love a walk in the rain for all the water play that it offers. And we know all kids love water! Today, I took my group to Foothills Park and we walked up into Wild Horse Valley to the end of the road. The creek was surging with large amounts of the magical stuff, the giver of life, water. The kids made boats out of leaves and logs, threw stones down the culvert to listen to the “music” that the rolling of the stone made as it made its way to the other end of the culvert, we looked for bones that had been washed down by the water, Erika and Juna and Llew made mud pies and mud cakes. Everyone found the sensual pleasures of wetness and textures and none of us minded the cold. So long as one keeps moving, and kids are perpetual motion, one stays warm. Jumping across the rivulets of water was a good game too. Much fun awaits us all if we just dare to go outside and feel our way along in the wet weather. Other good places to go on a rainy day are Huddart Park or Wunderlich County Park.
As always, think outside the box for your entertainment, remember to connect with nature and leap on.