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Windy day in the garden!!

Today the children have been very busy in the garden. We had some lovely red rose petals to add to our shells, acorns and other natural resources! The children got very involved in some transient art activity. They were very imaginative with some children creating lovely patterns.

“I am making a circle!”

”I made my mummy with red eyes!”

The children were very excited to get a yummy snack of vegetable pakora cooked by Val on the fire! This is a big favourite at Cartmill and the children enjoyed sitting at a distance watching it cook!

Some children noticed a kite flying outside the garden! Since it was so windy the kite was really ‘dancing’ in the sky. The children wanted to make their own kites to fly in the garden so that is what we did!

We designed our own kites and cut them out! We stuck ribbon to the back and thanks to the big wind we had great fun flying them in the garden!

“Mine is super fast!”

“My kite can touch the sky!”

What creative children we have at Cartmill!

Big Soup Share

As part of The RHS Big Soup Share, our children decided that we should make some soup and cook it over the fire in our garden. The children decided to make vegetable soup. We had a discussion about our favourite vegetables with potatoes and carrots being firm favourites! We decided to also add some onions, which one of the children thought looked like an apple!  First we had to grate our vegetables so that they would cook quicker. With current restrictions in place, an adult grated the vegetables while the children had fun observing.

The children thought the grated carrot looked like cheese and that the grated potatoes looked like hair!

The children helped to recycle our vegetable peelings by putting them in our food waste bins. We will then place them in our compost bin to use in our own vegetable garden.

The children enjoyed sitting chatting around our fire pit and watching the steam “dancing in the sky” as the soup became hot.

While we were waiting for our soup to cook, the children decided to make their own “chocolate and pine cone” soup in our mud kitchen! They had lots of fun collecting ingredients from around the garden and filling and pouring jugs of mud and water into our pots, chatting and taking turns to stir the soup. It looked very yummy!

Our  soup was very yummy and we enjoyed eating it together at snack time.

We would love to hear what your favourite kind of soup is so please share any recipes with us!


Bye bye Forest!

Our final day in the forest today and the sun shone for us. After a frosty start it turned into the perfect autumnal day, we saw brambles, rose hips and lots of leaves that were starting to get their brown autumn coats. To warm ourselves up we thought hot chocolate and marshmallows would be the order of the day to finish off our Forest adventure. I don’t think we were the only visitors to the forest who wanted some yummy hot chocolate!