Chiswick - Barbecued Conkers

Our Week in the Forest...

This week has been full of creativity, wonder and glorious mud!

The windy day early on in the week provided us with perfect conditions to make kites. The children attempted to tie their own knots in the string and took their creations to the skies. The conker collecting at Kew never seems to stop, and this week the children chose to have a BBQ with their treasures! Who would have thought barbecued conkers would be so delicious?
Our adventure walks this week took us some place that no children have been before – the moon! We walked and walked through our forest until it turned into a solar system of planets and moons, and the children in waterproofs became astronauts in spacesuits. Luckily, they all came back in one piece!

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We were hit by a mid-week downpour which meant puddles and mud galore. The children were thrilled to have swimming pool sized puddles and gloopy, squelchy mud, and just like in our forest favourite ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ - we can’t go over it, we can’t go under it, we’ll have to go through it!
There was talk of mini beasts a lot this week. Rachel, Arturo and the children came across some bumblebees who seemed to have come out of hibernation early. Rachel taught the children how to look after the bees, and that as it gets warmer more bees will wake up from their long winter sleep. The worms also wriggled their way through the muddy puddles, much to the children’s delight.

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Little Forest Folk