Tag: Outdoor Play

Hibernation

As the seasons change our mornings have definitely turned a little crisper, so as we wrap up with extra socks and gloves and scarves it is time to think of ways to help the creatures with whom we share our woodlands during the winter…

Leaf Art

Getting back to the woods with my preschool group at Muddy Boots was something I’d been looking forward to since we finished up last June.  I knew that it would mostly be new children, with just five children from last year staying on for…

Seashore

As the weather starts to turn and autumn sets in, many people think that their beach days are over for another year.  Too often we assume that it must be sunny and warm in order for us to pack our bags and head to…

River run

We are very lucky in Barna woods to have various streams running through the woods, although not all of them are running at all times.  With the amount of rain that fell in August and continued into September, there has been an abundance of…

Miniature Playgrounds

With schools having opened their doors again this week many will be feeling the strain of returning to the structures and routines associated with back to school.  Those who were lucky enough to have a summer of roaming the great outdoors, barefoot and carefree,…

Sink and Fade

As we come to the end of the summer holidays, hopefully this does not signal the end of your trips to the woods.  The woods truly are a magical place to spend time all year round, and each season brings new treasures with it. …

Camouflage

During my forest school training I always wore my purple waterproof jacket.  It wasn’t something I thought about, I just naturally donned my waterproof gear each morning as I set off for the magical woodlands of Hollywood, Co. Wicklow.  Maybe I should have given…

Tracking Wildlife

As the summer stretches on I often hear parents say that they have run out of places to take the kids.  However, I don’t think that there is any limit on how many visits you can make to the woods.  I work with children…

The “How to …” Guide, Part 2

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to head to the woods and try out another fun activity with all the family.  Happy wondering wild.