Aldersgate Preschool

Prepping the Playground


I love our playground!

I stopped in today to do a little tree trimming and other preparations for the year.

But first I had to stop and admire the garden on the preschool side.

sticks garden

Please give Ms. Virginia and Ms. Sara huge thanks for caring for our garden spaces this summer.

I believe that children notice and appreciate beauty around them.

And, nature offers such amazing beauty.

Now, on to the tree trimming.

First – dead limbs in the trees

sticks liimb

Second – limbs on the ground

sticks big

Finally – limbs cut up into pieces


I wonder what these will become.

Food for animals?  Spaghetti?  Flags in a sand structure?

What stories will they inspire?

I can’t wait to see what the children do with a few short sticks.

(By the way, if you happen to be cutting any trees this year we would love, love, love some 6 to 12inch  diameter tree slices about two inches thick.  Unfortunately our limbs weren’t that big.)

2 thoughts on “Prepping the Playground

  1. Thanks for making the playground so age appropriate with toys AND nature elements! My boys have spent many hours playing in the boat, walking on the tree, and hauling rocks! I love to see them use their imagination where the tree becomes a space ship, pirate boat, log in a huge lake, etc.

  2. Thanks Jen! I heard the sticks were used as fishing poles (alas short ones but still . . ) cake decorations and camp fires. This was all on the first day. Imagination is so important – it’s one the most important things for success in the job market. (Ultimately it becomes problem solving.)

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