Autumn is here

It’s that time of the year to start wrapping up and put those coats and boots on and look at the beautiful coloured leaves outside. We have had a great month this collecting beautiful leaves, acorns, pines cones and conkers. We have really enjoyed showing our beasties how to perfect their fine motor skills and thread twine through conkers and beans and make some cool decorations and necklaces.

We have had a lot of fun this month running through the leaves and listening to the noises of the rustling leaves, as there are so  many variations of coloured leaves all around us, we decided to gather some sticks, wool, sticky tape and leaves so we could make a picture frame. Using a technique called lashing we tied sticks together to make a frame, our beasties got stuck in with this skill and loved the repetition of wrapping wool around a stick.

Woodland Sarah did something amazing this month! She swapped her wellies for trainers and took part in the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research UK, and completed the entire 26.2 miles of the London Marathon route! She had all the support and kind wishes from all the beasties! Well done Sarah.

We finished this month by making super cool mini beasts using conkers, clay and googly eyes. Slugs, snails, beetles and make believe mini beasts took over our table!

We wanted to say a massive thank you for your generous donations for #worldsbiggestcoffeemorning #Macmillan at Denstone and Heart of the Country. We had some campfire toast with honey and jam this year instead of cakes. It is very much appreciated for this worthy cause.

Thanks for stopping by,


The Woodland Beasties team

Val, Sarah, Gemma, Ann