With a lovely week of sunshine I was keen to ensure we made it out of the craft tent for activity hour this week, however I also know how much the little ones staying at this time of year love a spot of painting so with this in mind I thought we would use Halloween and autumn as our theme in the tent and then revisit the welly walk as there were some new additions I wanted to introduce the children to.
We began by reading the adorable Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere This delightful story from Parragon Books is designed for youngsters and was a lovely introduction for many to the concept of Halloween with beautiful illustrations and a happy non scary story.
Sitting still is not something tots relish so we headed out into the sunshine to collect some falling autumn leaves for our painting to follow
Armed with leaves we began to paint autumn leaf prints and added pumpkins to these using the potato stencils I had made in advance.
There is only so much you can encourage Tots to do and the refusal to print a pumpkin on my periscope video here is priceless, others however adored making their autumn scenes and seeing the autumn colours mix in their painting.
Paintings complete we left them on the table to dry heading out once more with activity sheets towards the welly walk on the farm. We changed the sheets from last time as we had added to the walk with new things to spot and also had some signs the children helped us put up so those coming later would know how to find the trail.
The children found the walk every bit s stimulating as I had hoped and even at just 2 and 3 had no problem spotting the items marked. On seeing the bamboo tunnel they all took turns running though, I am going to expand this one seeing how much joy it gives.
From here there were squeals of delight at the rope swing and with a little help from me to hang on they queued up for for a turn.
The late autumn sunshine had everyone feeling really warm and throwing caution to the wind as they competed for the biggest splash in the stream delighting in soaking themselves and each other!
I think I may have to create a Halloween trail up here for half term this week, it is such a popular little walk with so much to see and do based on nature.
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