The Lady Bug group got to enjoy a presentation from the Winnipeg Humane Society in Kindercare. Our presenter talked about all the animals that the society takes in and would you believe it? They once had a pig! The presenter also talked about what the society does and how they help animals. During the presentation the children got to interact with the volunteer dog named Lola. They learned how to interact with a new dog that they have not met before. They learned to hold their hand, in a fist and to let the dog smell around their hand so they dog could get to know them. Take a look at the photos. The children already want Lola, the volunteer dog to come back for a visit.
We were lucky enough to have one of our staff members bring in some new fort building materials. These materials were used instantly. The children found these materials to be a bit challenging as the pieces would not stick together as well as they would when the children were using tape and clips. They all worked together to create a really awesome fort which turned into a dog house. They spent the entire day building and rebuilding structures.
To give the children a visual of how much we have collected for our Koats For Kids drive we created a poster. The children colored the poster in and they get to color in the thermometer every time we get more items. Thank you for to everyone who has donated so far. We appreciate it!
The Caterpillar group loved being outside all day! We started off by setting up our tarp in the forest where the children put their water bottles and we created a resting area. The children wanted to draw so they took the clip boards out of the wagon and began to draw what they seen in the forest. A few of them wanted to create a maze. They took yarn and wrapped it around trees. This took up a lot of time in the morning but they loved it. They worked very hard. A few children wanted to fill up our science blocks with pieces of nature. They found sticks, different colored leaves and dirt to put in them. We enjoyed snack outside, both am and pm. After lunch, which was spent inside, we headed back outside to another forest. In this forest they collected sticks, used the sticks to create pieces of art. We did run into some trouble in that forest though! Our thermos would not open! We were all excited to have some warm hot chocolate and we could not get it opened! All the children tried their hardest but we had no luck. We called out Sara Mac to come help us but no luck again. She was kind enough to make us more hot chocolate and brought it out for us to enjoy. The children are still talking about that hot chocolate mishap and yes, we did finally get it open! Thanks to Andrew!