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Collecting Game Collecting Moss

Collecting Games, Miscellaneous Play, Play with plants/garden materials and Quiet Play

Playing with materials that occur naturally in the playground is common practice, but easier to do in some schools than others.


At School 04

Players: 2
Age: 10
Props: squares of plastic sandwich wrap, twist-ties

At one side of the P and F oval is a very high rock face, which is covered with wire for safety reasons. Next to the rock face is a lower retaining wall made from stepped concrete blocks. This wall is on the shady side of the oval and the ground is moist, so the blocks are covered with moss.

The boys were standing close to the retaining wall, gathering moss and putting it into squares of plastic sandwich wrap, which they fastened with a twist tie. They had one bundle each.

The boys said they liked to collect moss, but they didn't say what they were going to do with it.

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