Activity hour is an opportunity for children and parents to come together at the end of the week and enjoy an organised hour of educational play, this usually includes making a themed farm craft and playing some games to get the kids imaginations flowing. The activities vary with the from season to season and take into account the ages of the children visiting. We will ask you to sign up on arrival, so that we can plan the holiday craft for the coming week to fit the people who will be joining in. It is a sociable hour of learning made fun.
A lot of the materials we use during Activity Hour to make the farm crafts are recycled or naturally found around the farm. We take the children to search for the items needed with a fun scavenger hunt, this opens up their minds to nature as well as keeping active. It’s a great way to explore wild areas of the farm. Back at the craft tables we work through the easy instructions to make the farm craft. Many of the sessions take advantage of the topics covered within our great educational resources, developed in partnership with twinkl UK. Children delight in taking their imaginative crafts home as keepsakes.
Please note; out of season, if there isn’t enough people signed up to join in, the activity hour will not run. We ask for a minimum of 3 families to participate in our farm craft sessions.
For more information on some of the Activity hour sessions we have previously run please take a look under Farm Crafts and Country Kids on the Coombe Mill blog where I showcase many of the weekly sessions. The documentation on the blog has been sited by UK Education Magazine as one of the best resources around for early years learning.