What excitement we had here at kindergarten. We decided to build a fire in the sandpit. Some willing helpers dug a small pit and surrounded it with stones and then we laid the fire. Dodging rain drops we took a few dry moments to get the fire going and seated ourselves around the edge of the campfire. Annie got out the guitar and we sang the songs that we had practiced for our visit to Fairview Retirement home.
Then it was time to toast marshmallows. After all, its not a true campfire until you have your hot and sticky marshmallow!
What a lovely way to spend a morning.
The children experienced a real feeling of belonging and community being part of sharing songs, conversation and of course, the marshmallows. It was also a good lesson in fire safety. We had the water close and all kept our distance from the fire.
So much fun. Hopefully we can do this again soon.