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Wednesday 29th April

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning!

 

Yesterday I was unusually organised and set up our visit the night before . . . I checked the weather forecast and, as it showed rain, I found some lovely rainy activities.Then I woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine! We are, however, going to believe BBC Weather and I won't be putting my washing on the washing line and we will be sticking to the rainy day plan, although I have now included fine weather activities too! 

Today's visit is to the Woodland Trust. The Woodland Trust care for and protect trees, woods and also wildlife; including restoring ancient woodlands. Although they have free activities on their web-site, which we will look at on our visit, they are also fantastic to join and support as a family because:

 

'Each child also receives their own Nature Detectives membership, including:

  • a welcome pack for their age group with stickers, posters, spotting sheets and more
  • seasonal activity packs four times a year, bursting with fun and exciting ways to make the most of the great outdoors as well as crafts, games and competitions.'

 

I have included Rainy Day Activities for Kids, including mud kitchens (making mud pies, pizzas and cakes), mud monsters and creatures, leaf and twig boats, build a shelter, hunt for slugs and snails, start a raindrop orchestra and jump in puddles. Plenty to keep you busy in the rain!

As it is still sunny, I have also included 10 Nature Activities for Kids if You're Self-isolating at Home. These include, amongst others, going on a minibeast hunt, making a loo roll bird feeder and making natural art. There are activities for both indoors and outdoors.

 

All of the links are in the Activities section.

Happy 'Whatever the Weather' Wednesday!

 

As usual, if you have any comments, or suggestions for virtual visits, you can contact me using the Contact Form on the Scotland Class page. Thank you to those who have done this already.

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