Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TREASURE HUNT, BABY ANIMALS AND A NEW MEMBER TO THE CHILDMINDING FAMILY!


We have all been enjoying the unusually warm Spring weather here and making the most of the sun while we have it!
On this particular day "C" and "E" asked to go on a Treasure hunt! I knew there was a Geocache less than a mile from the house, up a dirt track. so we filled up our watter bottles, grabbed our bag of "swaps" and went for a little stroll with the dog!
The children had a great time running along the track, looking out for birds, Pheasants and picking up "special" stones along the way.
Once we reached the Treasure spot, i gave the children a clue..... "In a tree that has had a hair cut!" They both beelined for the trees and after not much luck I focused their attention back to the clue...... "tree that's had a hair cut????" What could that mean. "C" suddenly had a brainwave and ran to a tree that had recently been cut back... and there in the trunk was our Cache box!


They dived in and started to look through the Treasures! What would they choose? Their choices did change a couple of times but eventually "C" chose a "Germ"... or Gem to the rest of us! and "E" chose a blue car! I signed the log book and then "C" popped the cache back where she found it, ready for the next Treasure hunters to pop along.






















On the way home we gathered lots of sticks! This is a regular thing on our walks at the moment! My front garden is often littered with sticks that have been collected while we have been out and about.


We had a very special treat on our walk back home. As we passed a field, a herd of baby cows came to say hello. They were so friendly and the children picked lots of grass and leaves to feed them. The children started to talk about the names of baby animals that they new, like Calf, lamb, piglets! This was something they have started to talk a lot about recently so I have put this mini theme in to my Spring planning!


We have also had a new member of our Childminding family join us. "R" is a wonder full, happy and cuddly little girl, who has settled in fantastically with us. We are feeling very sorry for Mummy who has had to go back to work :-( We think Mummy needs more time to adjust than little "R" so we have been looking after her too. Special hugs for mummy!
This is "R" on her first day with us!

 Welcome to our setting beautiful baby "R"!

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