Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on June 20th, 2014

Activity Hour Making Nature Crowns

Now that the school holidays have passed the Coombe Mill Friday activity hour has moved to things the younger children can manage. Everyone loves a crown and one made with items from nature collected right here on the farm is all the more fun. Despite the lovely beach weather there were still a group of enthusiastic youngsters ready to join in. We met at reception as usual and explained to the children what we would be doing before setting off to collect all the interesting leaves, feathers and flowers we could find.

I love the way the children take to the task so readily and the parents help with the younger children is always appreciated. Clio came to give us a hand today too which was enjoyed by the children who love having her to help them.

Collecting Items for their Crowns

Once we had scoured the farm for our goodies it was back to the garden to get creative. Farmer Kym and I had prepared the table and cut the crowns from old cardboard recycling so we were ready for the children to draw, staple and stick to make their bespoke crowns right away. 


Making their crowns

We struggled with the wind blowing things away but didn’t let this stop us.

One or two parents really enjoyed the task too!

Finished nature crowns


The children were delighted with their finished nature crowns

Time ran away with us and we spotted Guy coming to get his train drivers suit on just as we were fastening the last few head pieces. The children followed him over to the platform, their crowns on of course!


Clio and Charlotte walking to the train


Farmer Nick had just finished painting the new flag waving tower and Clio delighted in running up the steps to wave the train off.

There were many enthusiastic signal operators on the other side of the track slowing Guy up ahead of the tunnel.


Train Rides with their Crowns


It made a lovely afternoon of fun and a perfect end to a holiday at Coombe Mill.


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A few of my favourite posts from last week:

Motherhood journeys shares a great forest school activity which I fully intend to use here at Coombe Mill for one of our activity hour sessions

Garden space comes into it’s own in the sun: 2 boys 1 Mum shares the simple pleasures of feet painting while Baked Potato Mum gets out the giant paddling pool and The Boy and Me turns on the garden hose 

A Bavarian Sojourn shares the pleasures of dabbling in the river 

the photos in this outdoor pool from Sophie Is will have you wanting to jump right in

I can never resist a good beach post and 3 Kids and a Gluestick enjoys a full day of sand and sea 


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