What a fantastic way to end a busy week with a great forest school session. The children have been very busy this afternoon in the forest. We began by creating journey sticks of our travels around the forest school. The children had to find a stick longer than their foot and thinner than their fingers to begin their journey. Next, the children went on a journey around the forest collecting different parts of nature on the way. We then discussed where the children had gone and what they had collected, discussing the different leaves and why they were different. Following this, the children had time to explore the forest and get nice and muddy!!!
The children used shovels and trowels and worked together to create a tray full of mud. Then they got their hands stuck in and printed handprints or made mud faces. The children used their imagination and the environment to create hair, eyes, nose and ears for their mud faces and were very proud of the results.
Today, lots of children worked together to make dens out of tarpaulin and rope. The children picked the most suitable trees as a team and used different branches and sticks to create a structure for their den before decorating it. I was very impressed with the teamwork skills all the children showed and they had great fun showing off the fantastic results!!
Well done for a fantastic week and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Miss Leatherland 🙂