I set up a little rock hunting group on facebook for our village last summer. It was such a huge hit with all the children at the school and in the village but with the bad weather over winter it has not been very active. 
With this wonderful morning of sun we decided to go out and see if we could find any. We got very lucky and found (and re-hid) loads!!

We also look for letters and numbers as we walk. We say the letter sound and then think of someone we know who has a name that starts with that letter.  Learning on the go and the children have no idea I am teaching them!

We found a really cute bird rock. Some of these rocks have been beautifully painted! I know so many adults that really enjoy this community game as much as the kids!

Even littlen in the buggy likes to hold on to some rocks for us!

We also found some amazing pine cones! There is a tree in the village that has HUGE pine cones and we always go and check out the path under its branches to see if it has dropped us a prezzie! This week it left us 2!!

We stopped at the village pub/coffee shop/ shop (all in one) for a hot chocolate and then came home home for lunch. It was all to much for some of us………

This activity meets the following areas of the EYFS:
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, social and emotional
  • Language and Communication
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the world

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