Last week we went to the 'Wild Woods' at An Creagán, the children had been here once before with our partner schools in another project, so they had a good idea of what to expect. Honestly, it was a much more pleasant experience with just my class, and the children enjoyed having more space to themselves.
The weather was a little wet during the morning but dried up in time for lunch so we were able to have it outside around the fire. I had brought the popcorn pan & we planned to cook popcorn and marshmallows after lunch.
This was a great success and I am hoping to try this again with one of those disposable BBQ's - so watch this space!
The children enjoyed eating in the fresh air, fishing in the ponds, climbing up the steep banks & sliding down again. They all came back smelling of smoke & slightly muddy but very, very happy. I like to think that I am helping to create some pretty special & all too rare memories for these children in an age of computer games.
Without going along with too similar a theme, my favourite post from last link up was from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes.
I loved being able to see another classes adventures in the forest in a different country, it was fascinating to me to see children in the forest with our waterproof clothing or welly boots. I think it's great to see that children all over the world are getting opportunities to learn in natural environments and that some children will just enjoy a little solitude in this setting.
How did your kids play outdoors this week?
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