Today’s Children in Nature spotlight is on puddle jumping! (Spring is almost over so I better get this post done first.) 🙂
Growing up I liked to play in water…almost any water I saw. But as I said in a previous post, I was a clean kid. So I mostly avoided dirty puddles and stuck to walking (not really splashing) in streams/rivers/lakes/sprinklers 🙂 But when I was in college, one of my roommates convinced me to dress specifically for the purpose of getting wet and dirty and we went out on a misty evening to jump in all the puddles that day’s rain storms had made. Oh my goodness, the fun!
Now it is something I really love to do and I say YES to my kids jumping in puddles whenever I can.
We live on a hill now and do not have any great puddles at our fingertips. We might have to work a bit harder to take part in this activity from now on, which is definitely a bummer. We’ll have to go scouting for puddles in our neighborhood the next time it rains. How about you, do you get puddles in your driveway?
Puddle jumping is a fun, free activity that I would imagine most kids just love. I encourage you to try it out if you haven’t!