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Beauty and the beasties Tuesday 8th August 2017- Summer Camp Day 11

'Beauty and the beasties Tuesday'
It was all about flower power and those little critters today ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ’.
Drizzling from start to almost finish ( come on UK summer where are you????) we spent the morning inside with plenty of activities planned and the afternoon was spent out and about.
After our usual 'log circle' start to the day (but inside) we ventured outside, hoods up on anoraks, collecting all the beauties that the Foxlowe garden has to offer...these would come in handy for later. Paula ran the yoga sessions today and the groups were again split due to such big numbers of kids.

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Whilst the littlies started their sessions, the older ones painted and decorated stone tiles. We had such talented artists on board yet again, it was lovely to see such focus and intricate work. When the little ones returned from yoga we made insects suspended on sticks, leaf insects, flower and petal art as well as insect inspired painted pebbles. 

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After lunch we went outside to bug hunt. I have been really surprised over the last few weeks how much the older ones (9+) actually love bug hunting!! 

We then headed off into Brough park for a bit of an 'elder cutting spree', each child used the tools to cut a branch down with the loppers, a bit of dog poo disaster later....we made it back in good time to light the campfire and get the choc bananas and apples on before reflection. 

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We even managed to try out my 'new' bush tucker chAllenge- 2 teams, 4 jungle inspired foods to try and taste or swallow and copious amounts of 'water' just in case. Blind folds at the ready, teams were dared to see who would touch, smell and eventually taste the food items...twiglets aka stick insects, pickled onions aka eyeballs, pickled gherkins aka 'snozcumbers' and choc lick aka dirt/rubble ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ˜œ

Everyone got the chance to make an Elder bracelet or necklace before our usual 'smorgasbord'  ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜of campfire treats ending in 16 mucky/sticky children. Super kids, great teamwork and the weather didn't ruin a thing!