Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fun in Fiordland

March 7th 2012
Another day in paradise. It looked like we were going to get some rain so we headed for the trees where the bouncy trees branches were. On the way we found a great place to have morning tea so decided to stay there. We hung up the swing, found another bouncy tree, a tree stump with baby Huhu grubs and beetles and plenty of sticks to create with.
Lukas and Chelsea set to work making things with the sticks using the plastic ties to hold them together.
Lukas's Story: "I was trying to make a four and a five but it came out like a jet plane with rocket boosters and boomers. I used sticks and plastic ties to hold it together so it don't break apart. My Mum helped me, she hold it for me."
We also made a bow and arrow with the sticks and string. We had turns at trying it out. It was quite hard learning how to make the arrow fly.
Joshua said, "Sage's Dad pointed the arrow and it did fly."
Sage said," I got to fly the arrow. I fired it , you pull the string back and then let it go. My Dad, he picked up the arrow and he helped me make a sword."
Chelsea said, "I made a airplane with sticks and ties. I did the ties up so they would stuck together. Lukas's Mum helped me tie them up and held the sticks and I tightened up."
Gabi said, " I drew a picture on some bark. it was easy because it was real flat."

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Camp cooking

Yay, today we got to test out our new fire, that was purchased with a Meridian Energy grant. The fire arrived all the way from Germany, we had been waiting very patiently for the fire ban to be lifted. After a team Hui at Kindergarten the day before it was decided that we would make pikelets. Setting up the new fire was very exciting, we had to look at the little level to make sure our fire was level and sturdy. We didn't want our pikelets sliding off. Everybody got a turn at doing something and it was a well stirred batter by the end of it which is probably why they tasted so good. The light drizzle made the baking and cooking experience so much more fun and everybody agreed they were the best tasting pikelets except for the black bits. As a side attraction the rain had made a little a mudslide which some of us enjoyed sliding down.