Chiswick - Glorious mud

Our week in the forest

Our mud kitchen is a popular area in our environment and for some children it is their favourite place to play. Mud can become anything during role play!

Fun in the forest

Fun in the forest

This week, our children made potions using the mud. This gave them the opportunity to problem solve as some of our children tried to thin down the texture of the mud. They found that if they added water, the mud would become liquid like.

We took tweezers and added bits off loose objects to our potions to give them the magical finishing touch. Our children play collaboratively in the mud kitchen. We had another group of children make an array of foods, including chocolate cake and even risotto!
We took turns and also rode the friendship swing together. Our long swing relies on cooperation and team work to make it work. Our children help one another get onto the swing and then help push the swing around in a circle.

Our little chefs and helpers tried their hands at gardening. Our children practiced using rakes, spades and recycling bags in our garden plot.

I’m recycling the mud.

After we left the garden, some children watched the diggers re-lay the path at Chiswick House and Gardens and questioned what was happening, while others figured out the best way to roll down the leafy verges.

Busy Little Forest Folk

Busy Little Forest Folk

In our creation station this week, we made our very own riding horses. Our children searched around the forest looking for their perfect horse riding sticks. Once they had found their sticks, they painted the head of their horses and stuck them on. We role played for hours using our horses and named them all. We had one horse called Mustang and another one called Ferrari.


Stir it up fundraising


There's still time to reserve your jars of mincemeat via our Justgiving page!

All proceeds will go to Crisis to help the homeless at Christmas.

Jars can be collected from our little stall at Chisiwck house and gardens cafe on Thursday 15th December 1-3pm.


We have been busy planning for our Christmas Forest Party on Monday 19th December and look forward to seeing you there!

Reminders will be sent out next week,  any quesions do contact Carly:

Please do all note that Little Forest Folk will be closed on Friday 6th January for an inset day which is a time for planning and essential staff training.  

What to wear

Keep those ears and little fingers toasty in hats and gloves.

Check out our recommended winter kit list.

Only 16 sleeps until Christmas!

Only 16 sleeps until Christmas!

We hope you have a great weekend.

Little Forest Folk