Last week we attended an outdoor education/play workshop run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). The activities they showed us were very simple yet engaging. Here are a couple…
Choose a stick the length of your arm, attach lengths of coloured crepe paper with sellotape and then run about, enjoying the swishing sound and making shapes.
I think I might try this one again and take photos with an SLR camera on a slow shutter speed to maintain the shapes created by the paper.
The children were asked what the three essentials for life were. They all pretty much came up with the same answers – food, water and shelter. We were then shown wooden disks with visual representations of these three things on them.
There were about half a dozen of each. The disks were hidden in the surrounding area and the children had to find them, ensuring that they had one of each.
We’re hoping to do another couple of workshops with TCV. Looking forward to learning more games.