Nature's Den

Date: 13th May 2016 @ 9:31pm

We had a fabulous day being pirates at Nature's Den yesterday! The day started by us exploring and getting to know the forest. We played hide and seek and a boundary game where we learnt which parts of the woods were safe for us to play in. For snack, we had toast which was cooked on an open fire and it tasted delcious! During the rest of the morning, we took turns to complete many different activities including: making magic bracelets, pirate badannas, chopping firework, building dens, playing in the mud kitchen, swinging on the rope swing and laying in the forest hammock. After all our hard work, we were starving so we ate our packlunches around the fire pit.

In the afternoon, somethng terrible happened! The forest pirates had stolen Ranger Phil's treasure and it was our mission to find it. We made pirate swords and went into the forest to set a trap for the pirates. Some of the children made pirate stew, in the mud kitchen, in the hope the pirates would smell it and come out into the forest. Meanwhile, another group of children went in search of the teasure, They looked high and low, behind bushes and in the trees. Sudeny George shouted 'I've found it! We all came running and found hime holding the a bbag filled with treasure! 

After all that hard work, we needed a snack. We gathered around the campfire and toasted marshmallows on sticks. They were so yummy and sticky. Finally it was time to go home -  but we never did find those pesky pirates!

Henry's Daddy wrote:

Looks like everyone had a really fun day :)

Darci's Mummy wrote:

Wow, it looks like everyone had so much fun! The mud kitchen especially looks very exciting :-)


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