Forest School Week 5 - 3rd December 2015

To continue the interest in the birds and their natural habitats we looked at spaces in the woodland that the birds may choose to live and it led to a discussion about the different types of trees and leaves that the birds may use to build their nests.  After we had used the Kelly kettle to heat the water to wash our hands, we decided to let the ashes cool and use them as part of our paint mixture so we could continue our painting from last week.  We added the ashes to mud and water and made a lovely gooey paint which the children used to paint the small bird houses we brought that the children wanted to hang up in the trees.  The children wanted to ensure the houses were camouflaged really well so they worked together to paint every side of the house.