Mounted paintings, finished our suspended harmonograph, made collages, played with wire and had a ton of free play time. My kind of day.
The free play that happened at the park was beautiful. Games were invented that simply could not have been created by an adult. There was chanting, turn taking, shared burden and shared responsibility. They were the kind of games (and kind of cooperation) that can only happen when you only have as much power as the other people want to give you. It’s the nature of unregulated peer play to teach an entirely different set off skills.