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Outdoor fun in July

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By Rose Joyceaccredited trainer and facilitator at Learning through Landscapes.

July is an excellent month for the children to be outdoors, and babies can sit for longer periods in their buggies or on a blanket on the ground without fear of them getting too cold

Incy Wincy Spider

istock_000002216749medium.jpg Invite two children to re-enact ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ outside. Tie a piece of drainpipe to a fence post using a piece of string, and put a small bowl at the bottom of the pipe. Give one child a small jug of water and the other child a toy spider that will be small enough to slide down the inside of the pipe. Ask the first child to make the spider climb up the outside of the spout as they sing, ‘Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the water spout’. As it reaches the top and peers over the edge, encourage the second child to pour the water into the pipe as they sing, ‘Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out’. The spider will end up in the bowl at the bottom. Take it out and give it a shake before he climbs the spout again. The water in the bowl can be recycled by pouring it into the jug for the next child to have a turn.

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