Purposeful Play in our Second Classroom

What kinds of concepts can you see the children working on? Some that come to mind include exploring properties of different matter, gravity, communication and collaboration, problem solving, imagination, and gross motor development with shovels. Here’s what some of the kids had to say about their work:

“We were making coffee and chocolate milk.”

“We were trying to dig a path. It started to leak, we, all of us, had to dig two hundred scoops of sand and block the water.”

“We were playing in the mud making a lake!”

“We were digging a big mud pile. I was digging.”