Super powers and Wild Garlic Pesto

posted 12 May 2017, 03:07 by Rosy Ritchie

With our Preschool topic in mind we thought about Super Powers today. On our walk in many children decided on what superpower they would most like to have. The children are very confident with our route to the forest base and were busy looking out for all the animal targets we had noticed last week.

We went through our forest rules today and talked about breaking one of the rules for today only. The rule says that “We only eat the food we bring into the forest”. We talked about the reason for this and the meaning of the word poison. However, today was our exception as we became forest chefs and made Wild Garlic Pesto: Foraged wild garlic, Parmesan, olive oil, lemon juice, almonds/pine nuts and pepper. We tried our recipe with some crackers. Yum!

After a play including den building, rope swings and tree climbing we thought about super powers again. We decided to make some magic wands to conjure up the powers. We used Elder sticks, whittled the bark off, hollowed some pith out and put in some forest magic into the wand. Rosy’s stick made her have powerful words (Please and Thankyou!), the children’s wands varied in their powers from Super Bendy to Super Invisible.

Forest Homework: Next week is National Hedgehog week. Find out some hedgehog facts to share with the group. We’ll be making our very own spiky friends in the forest.