If You Go Down To The Woods Today ...

30 July 2012

...well, last week actually. I had a busy week last week, so only just getting this post up now. I took Lily and Arthur to Woodland Bugs: an outdoor playgroup in the woods. It took place at  Three Corner Copse in Hove, the existence of which I had been completely unaware of until now. The group, which is run by a qualified teacher, consisted of a small group of mum's and their young children. It was great to see the kids having proper old-fashioned outdoor fun.

First off we all built a den from branches and sticks found in the wood, then there was a bug treasure hunt plus a story and singing session followed by various woodland craft activities. 

Lily soon got to work using foraged pieces of wood, bark and leaves to make her 'bug hotel'. The coloured decorative features are those foam packaging pieces that stick with water. She proudly bought the hotel home with her and it now sits in our courtyard and is home to Honey, Bernie, Tigger and Violet the family of woodlice that she has decided to adopt this last week. 

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