A Stroll Through the Deep Dark Wood

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse, and the mouse looked good.

“Where are you going to, little brown mouse?
Come and have lunch in my underground house.”

“It’s terribly kind of you, Fox, but no –
I’m going to have lunch with a gruffalo.”

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Last week we went for a walk in the local woods with our Home Education Group.  It gave us the perfect opportunity to test out the Gruffalo’s Bug Catching Net, Woodland Magnifier and Woodland Creature Cabin which were among the many wonderful prizes we won at the Welly Walk.

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We set off for our stroll into the wood, not so deep and dark on a perfect Autumnal day, cold but bright and sunny.

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We searched under logs for bugs who might like to live in our creature cabin for a little while.

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Tiddler tried to catch flies with the net, while the big boys did a bit of weight-lifting.

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Tiddler also examined lots of things with the magnifier, and loved wearing it round his neck.

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I enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beauty of the woods while the children were busy playing and exploring with their friends.

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We saw a log pile house and wondered if there was a snake living there.  The children played in a fantastic den, and found some more residents for their creature cabin, while I collected sweet chestnuts.

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All the children had a good time, but I think the most joyful moment was when Tiddler discovered the perfect muddy puddle for jumping in.

I’m joining in with Country Kids again, and I’m doing my best to do so every week.  As Autumn turns to Winter, and the cold weather settles in, I need the motivation to get outdoors with the children so I will be reading the other posts for ideas.  Country Kids never fails to inspire me!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 thoughts on “A Stroll Through the Deep Dark Wood

  1. Cheryl (@CherylInTheUK)

    Beautiful walk. We never go out without a trusty magnifying glass or two. The children are fascinated by the world close up. I love your kit. I bet your children couldn’t wait to use it.
    Popping over from #CountryKids

  2. Pinkoddy

    What lovely items you won on the welly walk and does seem the week for a Gruffalo hunt. I love how you discovered things such as a logpile house too. I am just loving the splashing in muddy puddles though.

  3. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    It’s great to hear that you’ve been inspired by some of the posts on Country Kids. I’m certain that your outdoor fun will inspire others to go down to the woods and have fun with the children. I love the photos of the boys weight lifting and puddle splashing. T hanks for joining in with Country Kids.


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