"Spontaneous fun erupted this afternoon as the heavy (yet warm) rains come down in buckets. The efficient chain gang of teachers had a shower, warm fluffy towels and dry clothes at the ready," a caption accompanying the video reads.
Miffy Welsh, the director of Pukekos Educare, tells Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint while she found the clip delightful, she didn't think it was particularly remarkable. She assumed only the parents of the children in the video would watch it.
"It just children being children - enjoying the joy of being outdoors," she says. "It was a spontaneous run outside - 10 minutes out and then fluffy towels and dry clothes afterwards...giving them a chance to be themselves and just experience the joy of rain and mud."
Ms Welsh believes the reason the video is viral is because it reminds people of their own childhoods.
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The video has been shared over 352,000 times and collected over 104,000 reactions on Facebook. Of the more than 14,000 comments, most are overwhelmingly positive.
A few raised concerns about the lack of teacher supervision visible in the video.
Some said such playtime wouldn't be allowed at childcare centres in their countries.
This parent had an interesting point to make
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