Tigers and Dragonflies

We had another superb Tiny Acorns session this week. It was only the third week with this group and I can already see a marked difference in the group as a whole. The children are growing together as a group. They are working together, swiftly becoming good friends who care for and consider each other. They are also growing in confidence every week, each becoming more willing and able to explore and experiment with our woodland area.

Interestingly, this gelling and confidence seems to bubble over and affect anyone who comes along to the group for their first time. It’s as if it’s infectious.

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This week’s book was There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart. It’s a beautiful story about using our imagination to explore the world around us, no matter how mundane we may think that environment may be, and is a firm favourite in our household.

The children then collected leaves of lots of different shapes and sizes to use for rubbings with lots of different coloured chalks. The results were beautiful and, after tearing around these, we tied them onto sticks with coloured yarn to make dragonflies the size of birds.

Chalk rubbings

Chalk rubbings.

It was a lovely task that was enjoyed by children and adults alike.

If you have a toddler, or know a toddler that would love to come along to Tiny Acorns, we still have a few spaces left on the scheme so, why not drop us a message and get signed up.

Tiny Acorns; starting to grow

Tiny Acorns has been running for two weeks now and the response has been fantastic with kids and adults enjoying themselves in equal measure.

I’d say were starting to find our rhythm too. Each session has a book at its centre, with fun games and activities that link to it. Our first week was The Gruffalo and the children had great fun making houses for mouses and playing hide and seek. This week the children gathered sticks, before being helped to tie them together into the shape of a man. We then read Stickman before going on an adventure to the river to play pooh sticks. Everyone had a blast!

Every session also includes a healthy home made snack and a drink. So far we’ve had two different types of naturally sweetened flapjack.

(Don’t tell anyone but this week’s was actually vegan and no-one noticed.)

Take a look at the pictures and, if you fancy popping along to our next session, why not drop us a message¬†and get your name down. We’d love to hear from you.