Bugs and building

Bugs and building


Many children have been fascinated by bugs for the last few weeks!

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This has lead to us attempting to encourage some ants, found in our compost bin, to take up residence in an ant farm. We watched several ants make tunnels in some sand, between two sheets of glass…

We have been busy in the garden planting beans and sunflowers. Some children helped Kirsty to make a teepee for the beans to climb up as they grow (we hope!)

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We also planted a bean seed in a CD box so we could watch it’s roots and shoot grow. 20160512_THURSW5 060

 

Then we forgot to water it and Claire talked to us about how plants die if we forget to water them. Perhaps we will plant some more seeds in CD boxes after half term. I wonder if different seeds look different?

Building has been happening in all sorts of ways for many weeks. Not only were teepees made for beans, they were also made for fairies! Fairies have been very much around at Stampers recently! As well as cutting up reams of paper into fairy food (some in spiral shapes)(and much ending up spilled on the floor – those messy fairies!), fairy food recipes have also been created in the mud kitchen…

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There have been a great variety of building projects. Crates, large wooden blocks and plank, fabric, pegs, guttering, and big lego…have become housing estates, water runs, obstacle courses…

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This lead to one of our Camp dads coming in to do some army den building…. 20162405_TueW7 201 20162405_TueW7 210

 

….and some Stampers-style den building too!! 20162405_TueW7 220