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Wizard Lizards Lair…

Last time Willows were at Forest School, they started to notice and be interested in the dens that other children had created…so this week we decided to make our own.

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We looked at Wizard Lizard’s Lair in our story, ‘Superworm’ and talked about how a lair is another name for a den. Then we set about making our own Wizard Lizard Lair!

First we learnt how to safely move big sticks and branches around the site.We learnt to find a space, to look where we were going and to drag the long stick with one end on the ground. Willows were very good at remembering these rules.

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Then we worked in small groups to make some fabulous looking lairs! This one was made with long bamboo canes, which the children placed into scaffold blocks. Then they chose different material to wrap around it. Inside was a sleeping wizard…at the back was a window. Lots of fun was had both waking the wizard, and running away from him and serving tea and ice-cream through the window in the back!

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This group made a lair, covered it with tarpaulin, then swept a path to lead inside. They even laid flooring to sit on!

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Our last Lizard lair was just as good as the others! These children spent time choosing and moving their sticks…and enjoyed showing their friends and inviting them inside to try it out.

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After all that work…as a special treat, drinks and biscuits were taken to the dens

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And there was still time after this to play in the dens, to choose another forest activity, to explore and find things…and most importantly, to have fun!

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2 Responses to “Wizard Lizards Lair…”

  1. Loretta (Ryan's mommy) says:

    Looks like another fab forest school session was enjoyed 🙂

    • Deb Smith says:

      It certainly was! Ryan took great pride in leading me by the hand to show me all around the den he’d helped make. He is so confident and happy in the forest environment…it’s lovely to see.

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