Category: Forest School

Colour Palettes

For those of us in Ireland, our worlds have just gotten a whole lot bigger, we can now explore anywhere within our county, and up to 20km from home if we cross a county border.  I am incredibly lucky to have both lake and…

Happy Earth Day

Wednesday was Earth Day, fifty years of celebrating the earth.  Started by Senator Gaylord Nelson who was concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States, it is now marked globally and said to be the largest secular observation in the world.  There is…

Memento

I came home recently to find that the enterprising boys next door had been hard at work chopping my bigger logs down to size for my stove. While I was very grateful, their price was a little steep!! I haggled them down to a cup…

Let Them Play

“Play is the work of the child.” Maria Montessori I am very aware that many parents are overwhelmed by trying to homeschool, while also working from home. There is a lot of fear and anxiety in our lives at the moment, and adding the…

Dandelion Fritters

We’ve been blessed with the most glorious weather recently, and given that we are being asked to stay at home, or within 2 kilometres of home, it has been a wonderful gift to help us enjoy our outdoor spaces with ease.  I love being…

Fire Cider

The full moon will rise tonight, a super one this time, meaning it will appear closer and bigger than usual, and often has a bright orange/pink hue, the perfect time to make fire cider.

Nature Noughts and Crosses

Now that families are being asked to stay at home and wander only within a two kilometre radius, the reality for many is that woodlands and beaches are no longer available to them.  Some people may count themselves very lucky to have a green…

Nature Play, the antidote to all

Living without TV or radio, and while not quite as bad as dial-up, but I do have to plug my laptop in to a LAN cable each time I want to access the internet, it is always a very conscious decision for me to…

Rainy days & water play

The recent rainy weather has many despairing, and I can remember well from my days as a primary teacher how challenging it was for all of us on the days the children didn’t get to go outside at break times.  The problem in those…

Twilight Adventures

We may be coming into longer days but there will still be times with busy schedules whereby darkness has set in before we can manage to find time to get out in nature.  This is seen by some as a deterrent to venturing outside,…