I recently had the best training day, quite possibly ever, at work.
It involved, among other things, fire starting, knives, clay, getting personal with trees and cooking on an open fire.
My mind was alert all day.
I couldn't wait to get back outside from the tea breaks.
It was how I would love every day at work to be.
That is my dream.
Here are just some of the activities...
Go on a hunt for colours and textures using coloured Fimo tags and texture word cards.
Get working as a team to make a piece of collaborative natural art.
Sit beneath the trees with an old CD. Watch the reflections of the canopy and sit in quietness, listening to the sounds around you.
Get close to a tree; hug it, look up at it, listen to it.
Write down every word that springs to mind.
Grab a lump of clay and whatever nature provides. Make your own forest creature. Make it a den.
Whittle a hazel stick for damper bread - best cooked slowly away from the flames.
Best enjoyed with butter and jam.
I'm looking forward to repeating some of this with the little people.
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