There was so much going on in Forest School this week. The children are now familiar with the rules, the area and each other. This has given them the confidence to try out different things independently and they have been supporting each other.
Playing games like hide and seek helps to build trust and supports children to follow rules.
Building stone towers takes perseverance, concentration and good fine motor skills. It is a great mindfulness activity and is also very satisfying and rewarding.
Finding insects involved working as team, sharing resources and develops respect for all living things.
Building a den and then sitting in it to drink hot chocolate and share our feelings about the session,
Using a bow saw is another activity that is good for mindfulness, you have to concentrate only on what you are doing.
Using natural resources to make objects (a nest) or pieces of art.