HI EVERONE! :-)
how are you all?
I was so so happy to hear some comments in the last blog post, please keep it up, if you can all send a short message each week of what you've been up to in your gardens or in nature it'd be SO amazing to hear. Even better if you can draw a picture, poster, writing, poem, description, make a song or a dance about anything to do with nature or gardening, do share your experiences - think of these comments like the talking-stick circle, a place to share and communicate with each other.
Here's something we've done for you and I thought you'd all enjoy to have a go.
Take some paper or write it when you're back.
We started by doing this in our garden, Uma and Flynn made a clipboard using a hard book and a piece of paper, wrote collumns in for all of the 5 senses, then we added an extra category for 'what do you love' (you can do that instead of taste if you like, as you know we have to be careful with ensuring we're eating nothing poisonous). They then wrote down 5 for each of the senses that they smelled, saw, felt, heard etc. Uma is older, so she also did some descriptive writing about what she experienced, she used lots of creative vocabulary which was fun :-) They loved it so much that the fun extended into a whole adventure into the forest, you can do this on a walk, they climbed trees, explored lots of different textures of tree bark, smelled and touched everything, as we went we thought of how to describe it all. We listed to beautiful birds, the wind and my favourite part was hearing about the things they loved. They ended up collecting lots of sticks too to make something with in the garden and I found smaller ones for peas to grow up.
Send me your lists and descriptions of your sensory adventures in your gardens or on walks, what can you find! What does everything smell, feel and look like?
We also found the most DISGUSTING mushroom I've ever seen, yuk! Uma poked it with a stick and it was like a giant spot which popped and oozed, yuk! It was very funny but so gross!
Have fun everyone :-)
Stay well :-)