New Term

🌳🌲 🌸 🌺 EXCITED to be back at school tomorrow with my trolley of possibilities … adding petals, dried flowers & herbs to the potions/ mud kitchen area and bringing in some loppers for natural paint brush making ideas, identifying and then using Elder and tent pegs to push out the middle to add our paint brush bristles, a slack line for balancing fun with a den building challenge for those who want …. PLUS anything else we come up with ☺️🌸🌺🌳🌲

Tidy up

πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸ’šA spot of litter picking this morning and preparing the site for some SESSIONS (whoop whoop!!) starting up NEXT week with the lovely Sonia Williams. I think these have booked up super quick BUT there will be more happening β€¦πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸŒ²

Natural Easter Art

πŸŒ³πŸ£πŸŒ²πŸ’šWISHING you ALL a very happy Easter …. met up this morning with the lovely Sonia Williams of β€˜The Parenting Journey’, Beth Allen of β€˜WONDER in the Wild’ and our lovely Pat to make some PLANS and throw some ideas and dates around for some sessions to be announced SOON. Exciting times! Watch THIS space.πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ³

πŸŒ³πŸ£πŸŒ²πŸ’šWe ALSO had a lovely time creating some natural art which is there for ALL to see and enjoy. πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸ£πŸŒ³

Willow Heart

🌳🌲🌳TRYING my hand yesterday at a Willow heart … mine turned out a bit wonky (but WHO wants perfection anyway?? πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—) but it’s simple and effective πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ³

🌲🌳I didn’t have any twine on me at the time BUT at home I have used some to try and secure the shape πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ²

Spring Greens

🌳🌲🌳NOTICING the lovely fresh green shoots appearing on our walks it’s definitely coming to THAT time for some lovely fresh Spring green foraging 🌱 🌱. GRAB a good ID book or App and start having a look …. I’ve been reading about the cleansing benefits of Cleavers tea and WE all know how tasty nettle tea can be β˜•οΈ – both best used when the leaves are young. Old nettle leaves taste a bit like cabbage! Happy foraging! πŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸŒ³β˜•οΈ

Spinney Fun!

🌳🌲🌳SHARING some of the activities we have done at school this week … WE have enjoyed our book Tap the Magic Tree (I LOVE this book and many of YOU have seen it before), made beds for our Bog Babies, some fairy house making, had scavenger hunts using our Go Find It cards but you can do anything – lookimg for colours/ shapes – you can do anything! Use an old egg box or similar and write in your criteria. TODAY we went on Easter egg hunts, decorated an Easter tree and looked for our Easter bunny which you could do in your garden or open space.🌳🌲🌳🌺🐣

🌲🌳🌲IT was great to be out on a windy day enjoying the feeling of the wind as we stretched out our arms and swayed like the trees 🌲🌳🌲

🌲🌳☺️🌸🌸🐣WISHING you all a very happy half term! 🐣🌺🌸 🐣

Sensory ID Squares

πŸ’š πŸƒ 🍁 πŸ‚ LOVE my new felt touch leaf ID made by the talented Lottie Vee who has an Instagram page called Lotties Patches. I love them and they are proving a BIG hit at school – so colourful and tactile. The leaves (which I chose to reflect the two sites I use or am likely to use the most) and letters are raised so it’s a great sensory experience and the conker is VERY cute in it’s felt outer casing. Just beautiful – I can see another order going in πŸ’šπŸπŸ‚πŸƒ

Spring Equinox

🌺 🌸 WITH the Spring equinox this weekend my activity possibilities this week at school have had a Spring feel to them …. WE have made ivy crowns, enjoyed a fire, explored charcoal for drawing and face painting (!) and started digging over our green space ready for some seed 🌱 planting after the Easter break. IN the classroom we have enjoyed one of my favourite stories The Bog Baby so outside we had GREAT time taking advantage of a sunny warm afternoon to make our OWN bog and explore the mud with our hands and feet having lots of lovely FUN in the SUN with some barefoot walking – feeling the mud between our toes πŸ’šπŸ˜ŠπŸŒ³πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸŒΊTomorrow’s SUGGESTION will be to make some beds and homes for our bog babies which will have lots of possible texture fun πŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸŒΊ