Monday (10/18): Peeper Pond and Pumpkins
This morning started with a bear search around the front yard. We were so excited to be back after having missed a Monday for the holiday the week before!
After Morning Meeting and snack we moved on to our fun fall activity—pumpkin carving! We all sat on the porch to design our jack-o-lanterns together. We had to decide what shapes we wanted for the eyes and nose and what our mouth would look like—including the shape of the teeth and how many. We ended up with a smiling jack-o-lantern named “Rainbow”. Rainbow has triangle-shaped eyes and a matching triangle-shaped nose, three pointy teeth, and some eyebrows. Everyone was so excited to set Rainbow on the stairs outside the barn.
Once Rainbow was finished we set off on the adventure our Morning Meeting Leader had planned for us today—we were hiking to Peeper Pond! We got to observe the bright reddish orange colors of changing sumac leaves and as we walked together around the pond we listened to the sounds of Blue Jays and practiced making our own calls. Friends noticed mushrooms on the ground and we noted that they were mostly yellow and brown.
After our hike back up to Forest Camp for lunch we were caught in the rain and so we ended our day with coloring in the barn to warm ourselves up.
Friday (10/22): Mossy Rocks and Leaf piles
We started off our morning with a search for pictures of pumpkins around the front yard. We found 32 total and noticed that some pumpkins were the same color, others had stripes, where some had polka dots and stars. Everyone helped to point out these different colors and patterns.
Our Morning Meeting Leader today wanted to go up to Mossy Rocks to play! After snack, we set off on our hike. We hadn’t been to Mossy Rocks in a couple of weeks and it was so exciting to see how the seasons have been changing! Lots of our friends were so excited to be around all the fallen leaves that they started using sticks as rakes and created a leaf pile.
While some friends worked on leaf piles, others got together to build little villages of fairy houses. We also had friends climbing on rocks and trees and showing off their jumping skills to one another.
Up at Mossy Rocks we had a couple friends that were asking if we could play a round of “What Time is it Max the Fox?” so before lunch we hiked down to the backyard so we could play a couple of rounds.
After lunch we had even more time for Free Play at Forest Camp. It was a great day to see everyone coming up with imaginative games and have loads of fun together!