The first session back today and I had in my mind some digging possibilities, sowing some seeds and making dens in the den area. Naturally this never happened which made me reflect very much about my title … Forest School Leader. I don’t seem to do much leading, instead I feel very much as if it is my role to facilitate and support play.
Some did play in the mud today, make homes for the small woodland animals I brought with me and sow seeds BUT most followed their interests or created ideas and plans of their own. We found the Go Find It cards in my bag and this led to the creation of story sticks, attaching our finds to the sticks as they were found.
We made sure that there was time to reflect before everyone began to drift away and the activity suggestions for next week were made.