At least once a week I try to have a field trip scheduled. Sometimes it relates to what we are studying and sometimes it doesn't. This week the kids and I went to Wicken Fen a Nature Reserve Park not too far away. It is summer break for children here in England so many of the nature reserves have a kid day planned. We have been to several and they are always a hit with the kids. My daughter wants to do a lap book on Mystical creatures beginning next week so this was to get our juices flowing for what is coming up next week in school.
First up was a Fairy hunt through the grass land. We found 10 out of the 20 Fairies in the time allotted. It was much harder than it looked. While looking for Fairies we also found lady birds (ladybugs), crickets, damsel flies and dragonflies which we had to observe:).
While looking for Fairies we found a Troll house. Luckily the Troll was not home:)
Next we went to an old cottage where there was a woman dressed up as a fairy who told fairy stories to the children. I wasn't able to get pictures of this as it was too dark and I was asked not to:)
Finally we went to the art and craft den where the kids made clothes peg fairies or pixies, magic wands and clay fairy pots. Lots of glitter was used:)
The kids had fun and it was a nice day. The only school the children did for the day was write in their fieldwork journals of what they liked about their day at the reserve.