The day after the heavy rains was an ideal time for the children at MIP to play outdoors. They rushed to fetch water in pails (buckets). What did they do next? What happened?
The children went barefooted and started making muddy puddles and waterways. They connected their courses into a “river” as they called it.
More and more children noticed the action and they also joined the crazy fun. They were totally engaged and with a collaborative effort, they constructed their dream MIP River. It was a lovely atmosphere of cooperation and creativity.
The picture below shows younger children watching a demonstration by an older friend. The children showed keen interest and looked ready to imitate their master. How wonderful and inspiring to see how children develop skills and attitudes through play!