Please see our weekly Forest School activities below! These activities can be completed by all age groups. We look forward to seeing your creations. Please share them via email or our Facebook page. Enjoy!
In the Summer season, you might notice lots of changes happening outside. New buds are flowering and seeds are sprouting. It is very beautiful to watch. This week, Miss Tucker has kindly given us some wonderful outside activities to help observe growth in nature. Enjoy!
On your daily walk, or in your outside area at home, you might spot a plant or shoot growing. You might like to measure your plant over the week and see if it has grown any taller! You could use a measuring tape, ruler or even a piece of string!
Things that grow can also make lovely paintbrushes! You can use water or paint to create a beautiful picture with your homemade paintbrushes.
Seeds and beans love to grow in warm and damp environments. A green bean can grow very well with a damp paper towel and some sun…pop one in a plastic bag and make your own greenhouse!
Have you spotted a bird flying in the sky today? Do you know what kind of bird it is? During the Spring and Summer seasons, lots of chicks hatch from their eggs as part of the bird life cycle. Miss Tucker has shared some fantastic bird activities for you to try at home… hopefully it will encourage some chicks to come and say hello!
The RSPB is a great website to find out all about the beautiful birds that live near your home. Use the tick list to see if you can spot any of them on our daily walk with your special adult.
Here are some other lovely ideas for making a bird feeder for your outside area!
The Rainbow Fish
Have you read the story of the Rainbow Fish, it’s one of our favourites at school. Here are some super fishy activities for you to try.
More wiggly worm fun this week! Miss Tucker has organised some ideas about how to make a wormery. Don’t forget to send us some photos
Make a cheerio super worm.
Make a skipping rope
Make a super lasso
This week we are looking at bees. Check out the video to to find some buzzy bee facts, make bee binoculars and why not make a tasty honey sandwich. Don’t forget we would love to see what you get up to. Enjoy.
Wednesday 6th May
This week’s theme is Avocados…
Avocado’s are great for outdoor learning.
Make a smoothie Avocados are really creamy and added to a smoothie they thicken them up and make them really filling. You can add anything to it, cocoa, frozen berries, Greek yoghurt, bananas and ice. I love whizzing 1 banana, half an avocado, ice, frozen berries and 75ml milk, yummy!
After you have scooped out the flesh, save the shell for outdoor fun.
Make a bird feeder using the shell, lard and bird seed. Mix the room temperature lard with bird seeds. This part is messy but good fun. Once mixed together, mould into the dried avocado skin. Pierce a hole at the top and add some string. Find a spot in the garden to hang your bird feeder.
The dried skin shells make fantastic boats. These you can whizz down pipes, make a foil river, use a bucket or the bath.
Nothing goes to waste with an avocado! Use the seeds as they are large, for rolling down pipes, hills or using as people in your avocado skin boats.
Our gardens, fields, pathways are currently filled with these golden flowers. They encourage bees and butterflies into our environment which is marvellous. Can you make a funny Dandelion face, or a family portrait using your shadow? Give it a go, it is very funny!
How about making Dandelion mud cakes, potions or soup. When crushed, they turn the water…which colour do you think?
Every Dandelion has a life cycle. Can you spot the life cycles in your garden? Perhaps you could collect them and sort them into that sequence.
A dandelion clock is the white seed head after flowering. Children can learn to tell the time (for amusement) by the number of puffs needed to blow the seeds from a dandelion. A clock can also be called a blowball or puff ball.
You can either use yellow food colouring and add picked dandelions to your dough or you can mash the flowers and add to the hot water to soak up the colour before using it in your mixture.
Lastly, can you collect leaves, spring flowers and make a beautiful flower tree?
Please share your Forest School pictures with us.
We have such lovely weather to enjoy our gardens, yards or walks whilst keeping safe.
Can you make a nature flower window? We numbered the windows and collected the right amount of flowers for each one.
Size order We have lots of dandelions growing at the moment. How about ordering them by size. What else can you order by size in your outdoor space?
Shadows Flowers make great props for shadows. Can you make a shadow flower garden picture?
Measuring We are very excited out our runner bean growing. We have been using our tape measures to see how tall it is. There are lots of big numbers to learn. What else could you use to measure your plants?
We would love to see your nature faces. How are they feeling today? Happy, excited, hungry, joyful, grumpy or funny.
Remember, we would love to see some photos.
– Using the words on the cards or if you wish, make your own cards, go on a garden scavenger hunt! Can your child find things that are dry, wet, huge etc. Children can play in pairs or alone. First one back, wins or set a timer.– Can your child use natural objects found in the garden or from a walk, to make graphemes and say their sound. Try ‘s a t p’
– Time to get creative! Can your child make a butterfly, Caterpillar, worm etc using objects from the garden. Have FUN creating and don’t forget to share any photos you take!
See what you can find in your garden to make a cheerful spring picture. If you don’t have newspaper you can use other paper or any materials really, to make your frame!
Fresh air fun
Get lots of fresh air, have fun with mud, make music and potions and observe the wildlife in your garden. We would love to see some of your photos. Enjoy and stay safe!