Forest school again… For the younger ones!

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I completely forgot that the home ed group we attend had booked the forest school today for the little ones aged 5 and under. So we were back there again today. Z and Y both had a blast and were both so keen in engaging with the forest school instructor. In fact I feel Z got more out of this session than the session for the older kids yesterday.

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They started off by talking about the life of a tree and pretended to be seeds that grew into shoots then trees etc. They then took a basket and had to follow the trail of pine cones which would take them to the forest.

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They all then collected different leaves, berries etc and brought them back where they made a giant collage and a small clay collage each.

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Highlight though were making these herb dolls by taking out the insides of an elder branch, inserting a pipe cleaner and then threading on a conker. The rosemary twigs acted as arms and legs for the doll.

What I love about forest school is the children are at one work nature, get absolutely filthy and really use their creative skills in the natural environment.

Quite a few of you have emailed me asking me for details. Details of the one I’ve mentioned is here:
http://oasisplay.org.uk/come-and-play/nature-garden/

Enjoy!

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2 responses »

    • Walaikum assalam
      Yes it’s really enjoyable watching the younger ones really enjoy things like this. They grow so fast subhanaAllah

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