Readers from Australia will understand the demise of "water play opportunities" for children in many areas of Australia where strict water restrictions have changed the way we use water.
When we designed our Discovery Garden, the students included an area where they could play with water in their designs.
We included a hand pump which reuses water.
I must say that "yard duty" at our school is never an arduous task as most students are totally engaged in some interesting and fun activity of their own choosing, usually involving interacting with our natural environment in some way.
This particular day I came across a group of a very industrious team who had set up buckets, sand from the nearby sandpit, calling out to many customers to come and get a "tattoo"! The tattoo consisted of a design drawn onto their arm with a wet stick and dry sand sprinkled on top!!
Very inventive.... I got one too!
Fun with the water pump...... A great co-operative activity!