I was upstaged by a frog.
For months I've been admiring the creative scenarios for imaginative play popping up on blogs like Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning.
Inspired, I decided to create a frog pond for the children to play with.
So there I was, feeling pretty darn happy with the result.
Then a cry came from the sandpit: "I've found a frog!"
Naturally, a real frog trumps a pretend frog any day of the week.
We put the frog in a bowl of water, along with some of the props from the imaginative play set up. It was perfect really - we had everything we needed right on hand.
After observing our new friend for a while, and talking about what frogs need to live and where they like to live we decided to set the frog free in our frog pond.
You couldn't have planned things better than that!