Bedgebury Pinetum

Today we travelled to Bedgebury to explore the pinetum with our senses. The children had fun on their Senses Adventure.
Throughout the day the children took part in a number of activities including which included rainbow chips where they used their sense of sight to explore the variety of colours in the natural environment. The children matched the natural objects to a variety of colours and tones. They used listening jewels to concentrate and listen to the sounds of the pinetum. To encourage care, responsibility and teamwork the children used blindfolds to lead each other carefully to trees and avoiding obstacles and holes. They then used the sense of touch to feel the texture of the bark and smell it and some even decided to hug a tree or two. The children also went on scavenger hunts to develop language skills and to demonstrate the variety of texture and colour in the natural environment.