I wanted a tracking activty that younger children can truely enjoy!
We start with a brief safety talk, before we take a walk over to a quieter part of the wood. The children are introduced to the idea of being able to track woodland animals, and maybe each other! This activity requires the children to be observant and good listeners: as it will wake up their senses, and hopefully channel their energies into learning an ancient skill. Each child is asked to sit listening to the woods without talking for at least 5 minutes, to gain an understanding of which direction the woodland noises come from, which way the wind is blowing, where is the sun in relation to them: some of the tools a tracker needs. Then we will cut out a woodland animal mask face each, before learning to move quietly like our chosen animal about the woods. Children will get a chance to use all their senses in an engaging way outdoors. I will teach the children how to move quietly and we have lots of stalking games to see if we can sneak up on eachother. They will get to keep and take home their masks.
This activity suits ages 4 - 8 years.
Time span: 1 hour (usually): depending on what you wish. It can be combined with nature ramble to look for animal tracks ands signs, to make an activity of 1.5 hours.
Group size: up to 20 children. (With 1 adult for every 5 children.)
£140 for a 1 hour activity;
£210 for a 1.5 hour activity
Sessions generally last for 1 hour, but I am always happy to put together a longer activity to suit your requirements: this is your day, I will work with you to make it really special. Please contact me if you have a query.