It was a perfect summer's day. The sun was shining, not a cloud to be seen in the sky. To top it all off, it was BIKE DAY in Preschool!
It was joyful chaos outside. Lots of colourful bikes, scooters and ride-ons were zooming around the playground. Most of the children shared really well, letting those who didn't bring a bike have a turn.
The teachers were quite surprised with how well the children controlled their bikes as they rode around. They slowed down as they approached other children and were very courteous drivers.
With all the riding and running around the children did, they got very warm and had to stop and rest for short periods of time. This was a good opportunity for the teachers to talk about the exercise they were doing and how good it is for our bodies.
As the day wore on, it started getting hotter and hotter. Everyone was slathered with sunscreen about four or five times throughout the day to prevent burning. To keep us all cool, we set up activities in the shade and we had an impromptu shower from the hose! Bobbi got a lot of enjoyment out of saturating the children who wanted to get really wet, and sprinkling those who were not so keen. We dried in no time!
Bike day was such a success. We were all impressed with how well the children dealt with the hot weather and how they looked after each other on the playground.