Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fiordland style treasure hunt

Today we were on the scavenge for natural resources for our insect house. The children are building this at Kindergarten. We went down in to the wilding pines to see what we could find and what a treasure trove this turned out to be. We found lots of rotting branches, pine cones and moss covered bark. While we were collecting we found many different bugs, the weta, huhu grub and black beetle were the favourites.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Nature's trampoline in Fiordland

The area where the children explore beside the Gnuff house, the trees have been thinned and there are many logs lying on the ground. James found that if you sat on one of them it bounced like a trampoline. It was even better when there were more children on it and even better still when an adult helped bounce it. But they got very tired legs especially when there were many children to bounce! It was fun.