The rain didn’t stop us enjoying being outside in the Forest School. So unusual for it to be raining but still be warm, with no wind! The children’s task today was to mix soil, sand, clay and anything else they fancied until they reached a consistency that would hold a shape. A kind of rustic cobb. Then they were challenged to create Blobster creatures using natural materials, they collected from around the site, for detail. What fun they had making a muddy mess. Some children made figures to represent their families, others created characters. Connecting with the earth, with nature and telling stories.
It’s so important for the children to appreciate the joy of being out in the weather, no matter what that might be. It changes our mindset and encourages us to approach tasks differently. Creations may be more transient, unplanned things may happen, but sometimes that can bring about unexpected outcomes. Their smiles say it all, who’s worried about a bit of rain? Not Year 3 that’s for sure.