Although they love the outdoors they sometimes forget it as an option when they are surrounded by lego, DS etc.
We have lots of favourite outdoor places and one thing guaranteed to get all leaping of the sofa is a day when Forest School is on.
We live on a modern estate and the children play around parks, small patches of grass and hedges along paths. Its a bit further to wilder spaces and so we try to take them out to them when we can.
Its not quite up to the level of Lord of the Flies but it definitely has a feel of Peter pans Lost boys!
It is scary how quickly my 11 year old can move when he is told he can go and try out knife skills.
He was very proud to tell me that he was the only one not to need a plaster!
Have you worked them out yet?
The top 2 are a fire stick, the feathered bark helps the fire to catch quicker, he thinks it make a good palm tree.
The second 2 are of rope/twine made from nettles.
You have to agree, that's quite cool, rope made from nettles!
The next 2 are of a flower.
well, think about it.
You have an 11 year old, a stick and a knife... what is he going to make?