Today a group of our children took the bird box they had made on their last forest school session to Williamwood High School to be painted so that the box would be suitable to be put outdoors…we want it to be weather proof!! The children also met Mr. McLean from the design and technology department.
The children put rubber around the joins in the wood to keep the water out, then they helped to paint the box. The children were very pleased with their bird house.
Some children added finishing touched to a mirror and drawer stand and they were delighted to bring it back to the family centre.
Today we got started with our annual festive events – the Welly Waddle and Christmas Coffee & Craft. The events both ran in the morning and afternoon and were well attended by family members.
The children had boundless energy as they ran, jogged and walked round the track at Williamwood High School. Well done everyone!
Wonderful crafts and biscuit decorating were the order of the day at the Christmas Coffee & Craft. It was lovely to see so many families coming along to do this with their child or indeed children. Great work everyone!
Today, we were invited to Williamwood High School to see some visiting owls. The children were intrigued by them and were happy to get close to them, touch them and even hold them. They were so excited to tell us all about it when they returned to our centre.
Today has been a busy day for us as we have been out and about visiting our friends in the community and showing off our Easter Hats. The lovely ladies who work in the kitchen were very impressed with the designs on the children’s hats and were delighted to see us.
Michael’s sheep hat was a big hit!
In the afternoon we walked over to see our friends at Bonnyton House. We haven’t seen them for a little while so it was nice to catch up and show off our hats to them too.
We sang some Easter Songs, and the ladies and gentlemen were clapping their hands and singing along with us.
We want our children to celebrate Christmas with lots of fun, wonder and awe. We also want them to learn about the traditions at Christmas and giving presents is one of them.
But first the children had to make some gifts and it was decided that tree decorations would be best. Jillian had made salt dough decorations before so she helped the children to make the dough.
The dough was made into shapes – trees, stars, gingerbread people and hand prints. Then it went into the oven and baked for a couple of hours until… “it’s as hard as a rock” said Mhairi.
Time to decorate!
We added some ribbon and a label and got ready to gift our decorations to the local community. The children started with our neighbours in Newford Grove.
Unfortunately most of the neighbours were not at home but we left a decoration on their door handle for them to find later on.
Next we were off to visit Williamwood High School. We sang for the ladies in the office and gifted them decorations for their big tree.
Tomorrow we will be visiting Bonnyton House and maybe the pet shop in Clarkston.
Our afternoon walk was a very windy one! We were nice and cosy in the shelter though, and enjoyed our mince pies. Thank you once again to all of our lovely families who came along on such a blustery winter day. Well done everyone!
Many thanks to all the families who came along to support our sponsored welly walk today. It was a great success! Our children wanted to go round more than once, so that is what they did! Some of our parents were puffed out too!
The staff and children returned to the Eco Garden today to do some more potato harvesting.
The children decided it was easier to get them out if they went inside the planter – great idea!
A great result – a huge bag of potatoes! Well done everyone!