We love staying at my parents house, they have a massive garden which the children love, but also there is a lovely woodland right next door, so when we were there last week we just had to go for a wander through the woods.
Pinky and Boo are always up for a walk in the woods, however BB this time was rather reluctant to leave the fun in the garden. So how do you get a 6 yr old boy to go for a walk??
Tell him he can take some tools! Yes, he couldn’t wait! Pinky and Boo took little buckets to collect things, while BB wanted to collect wood. He strapped a bucket to a trolley Nana had, grabbed the mallet and off we went. BB even wore his builders hat!
There were not too many good leaves about yet, but Pinky and Boo discovered a passion for feathers! There were loads and loads of them, they loved hunting for pretty feathers, big and small, some fluffy, some not. They added them to their buckets along with a few nice leaves.woodland wandering collecting
BB was on the hunt for big sticks/logs. He went round hammering all the logs he could find. He collected some in his bucket/trolley. He loved it. Then he realised nana had some scissors for a little foliage, he loved that even more! It was great seeing him so inspired in the woods.
Once we got back to the house BB couldn’t wait to get Grandads saw out to saw the logs he collected. We showed him how to cut them and how to use the tools, gave him some gloves and let him loose. He was really engrossed in it.
I must confess, my heart was in my mouth, but it needn’t have been, there were no problems, he was very careful. I think he was in his element being allowed to use grown up tools!