Well this is embarrassing! A whole run of Tiny Acorns sessions and not one update to show for it. What can say? It’s been a very busy couple of months with the lead up to Christmas and the rapidly approaching new addition to the family.
Well, now I’m back and it looks like I’ll actually have time to get the updates out there.
Let’s have a quick rundown of last season’s Tiny Acorns.
We did so much. In case you’re new to Tiny Acorns, let me fill you in on the set up. The group is aimed at children from around 2 to 5 years old, though we do have some younger ones accompanying older siblings.
Each session is centred around a book, which I read in the middle or the end. I use the themes in the book to inspire a craft activity for the session and a woodland game. During the story the children (and usually the adults too) are treated to a piece of home-made cake or flapjack and a cup milk.
Here are some photos from this last block.
The kids loved learning about what birds eat and then making feeders and fat balls out of coconuts. Everyone got to take at least one home and get very excited seeing birds coming and going to get sustenance over the winter months.
Some of the stories we’ve read:
We do read stories by other authors than Julia Donaldson but here we have Stickman, which we read for Christmas, and The Gruffalo’s Child, which we read when we searched for nuts.
Growing up is a pretty traumatic affair and play allows children to make sense of the world around them, as well as the constant state of flux that they, themselves, are in.
Well, biscuits. Ginger bread Christmas biscuits to be precise. This was our special treat to the kids for our Christmas “party”.
If you would like to get involved, we are starting a new run of sessions on Monday 14th January. Sessions are run in blocks of 6 sessions and cost £24 per child.
Why not get in touch to experience more time outdoors with your little one.