One of the BEST summer traditions at McKendree is water play day!
Although water play is a staple on the roof throughout the warm months, once a week during the summer, each class turbo charges their roof play experience with all things wet and messy. On these days, we ask parents to send children in swim suits, already liberally doused with sun screen and ready for a morning of fun! We fill the standard water tables and even add a few more. The sprinklers take center stage as the kids get wet from head to toe. Splashing, pouring, squirting, filling, dumping, sloshing, wading, wallowing, spraying, spattering, and drenching all happen simultaneously while the children play and have fun.
Water is one of the basic raw materials for purposeful play.
The ways in which it can be used are endless. When water play opportunities are prepared thoughtfully and with intention, invitations to play and learn abound.
- To come dressed in swimsuits
- Sunscreen Ready
- Water Shoes
- A Towel
- Sunhat and/or Sunglasses
- A dry change of clothes
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