It was a tight squeeze to fit all 50 children into the seated area for snack but we just about managed! Windmill provided the biscuits & Drumshee brought the fruit. After everyone had had some snack, those who wanted to learn how to whittle stayed to listen to Anna explain all the safety rules for using the peelers. She had brought some lovely fresh willow to try whittling with.
My class enjoyed showing the Drumshee children where everything was & I think once again, that Teletubbie Hill proved the most popular spot. It was a beautiful morning & you wouldn't have known there were 50 children & over 10 adults in the woodland classroom. The children & parent volunteers enjoyed sitting quietly concentrating on learning to whittle.
Many were determined to climb a tree & were delighted to find a suitable one, they took turns getting up & down & pretending to be the owl babies sitting on their branches waiting for mummy to return.
On the way back to the bus we stopped to feed the ducks in the frozen pond - but they had obviously eaten too well over the weekend & weren't too interested in our bread.
We have one more visit to the Peatlands Woodland School & we will have our Easter Egg Hunt next month, then we start our trips to the 'big forest' at An Creagán.
There were lots of great posts linked up in the last outdoor play party but my favourite had to be the wonderful post with a short video of the twins enjoying a muddy puddle from Two of Everything. The sheer joy of these 2 little ones is just such a pleasure to watch.
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