Following our Harvest Obstacle Course armed with potatoes, we needed to do something with them.
The children gathered some rocks for our fire pit to create a base that would conduct the heat to bake a batch of potatoes.
Each child wrapped their potato in tin foil and helped to build a fire, using kindling, newspaper, cotton wool and Vaseline (added by an adult so as not to contaminate their potatoes.
The potatoes were arranged in the fire and children sang and chatted as they baked.
Campfires are a wonderful way to encourage children to share language, develop awe and wonder of the natural world, use their sense and they can be incredible calming (when managed by a confident adult!)
To speed the process up a little, the potatoes were part-boiled beforehand in Bluebell class.
The children then enjoyed eating their hot potatoes straight from the foil!
Please join us at 2.45pm on Tuesday 15 December for our Christmas Carols in the garden around the campfire!
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
RACHEL KEELING IS PART OF THE RACHEL KEELING AND CHILDREN'S HOUSE NURSERY FEDERATION