Recently, we have been celebrating spring time with the children.
On a beautiful sunny Monday before the holiday, we took them for a walk around Hope village to see what we could find! After crossing the road we walked through the churchyard to experience the beautiful daffodils, then crossed two more roads and headed to the stream near the Evelyn Medical Centre. We found humongous clumps of frog spawn! Then we went down the narrow path towards the playing fields where we found an excellent view of new baby lambs and their mothers. We spotted numbers on the sheep and lambs which the farmer had put to solve any lost babies. We then headed back to Pre-school for a well-earned rest!
Spring/Easter activities continued during the week with craft – making rabbit ears to dress up; songs – Mrs. Bunny, Chick Chicken, Little Green Frog; books – stories (Emma’s Lamb) and factual (Frog); talking about Easter customs and spring time observations; actions inspired by springtime – egg rolling, frog hopping; and hunts in the yard, which involved lots of excitement, good observation and counting. We branched out this year to hunt for frogs, chicks and toy eggs too!
At Forest Fun on Friday we found a real frog, hiding under a water grid; the first one we’ve spotted in years!
The children took home some Easter treats, which included a soft crocheted egg made by Heather so they could do their own egg hunts
at home. Happy hunting!