The children were thoroughly excited for another fun-filled second week at Forest School. Although, the weather was not particularly pleasant that did not put a damper on our spirits and we persevered to complete today’s activities.
Continuing with our Harry potter theme, we had the opportunity to use some tool this weeks to create our own magical wands. We did this by using a sheath knife to whittle a piece of wood before decorating with a pieces of multi-coloured string. They also had the opportunity to make their own Deathly Hallows signs on wood cookies using nails, twine and twigs. This activity was particularly difficult as they had to ensure they hit the nail with the hammer and not their fingers! They also had the opportunity to create their own mud dragon eggs using natural materials to decorate, for example, seeds and berries, as well as painting a phoenix using feather, leaves and pine cones as brushes.
We finished our session with some hot chocolate, a biscuit and a good old sing-song in the outdoor classroom.