Children and Families Event – April 2016

April 7th 2016.  Our Family Activity morning.  A great success despite the cold, wet, windy weather.

April 7th 2016. Our Family Activity morning. A great success despite the cold, wet, windy weather.

 

During the Easter holidays more than 25 children came with their parents and carers to our Children and Families Event at Charlton station.  In  two hours we managed to plant more red-flowered beans, to build bird houses and bug hotels to be taken home, do some potato printing (alas not using our own potatoes), hunt for bugs in the woodpile, litter pick and  make wild seed bombs. Our bird boxes and bug hotels were prepared in advance and the assembly supervised by staff and volunteers from Men in Sheds.   
 
It was a cold wet day; but still they came.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the event.  The pictures say it all.    
 
Artistry cannot start too young

Artistry cannot start too young

Planting seeds

Planting seeds

Hammers and nails; making up the nesting box.

Hammers and nails; making up the nesting box.

Going to the next stage -  Decorating the nesting box with potato prints.

Going to the next stage – Decorating the nesting box with potato prints.

Seed bombs............

Seed bombs…………

Bug hunting in the wood pile

Bug hunting in the wood pile

Making seed bombs - more purposeful than most mud pies, but just as much fun.

Making seed bombs – more purposeful than most mud pies, but just as much fun.

Litter pickers still at it.

Litter pickers still at it.

Child -Power tool??? but it worked.  And there is a bird box or two to prove it.

Child -Power tool??? but it worked. And there is a bird box or two to prove it.

A proud owner of a nesting box.

A proud owner of a nesting box.

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