Wodensmeet – Fireworks, bells, skulls and witches

Our first proper Wednesday get together today πŸ™‚ First to arrive was Helen and BB, Chris and SB were biking the 16 miles from their house to ours! =O Joined shortly after by Merry and the girls and Em with E, R and O.

I had set up skull picture colouring and design as sort of a halloween type art to occupy the children as they arrived so the adults could catch up over a cup of tea πŸ™‚ Whilst they were finishing their pictures we did some basic French conversation. Saying hello, how are you, asking name and age.

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 023

2011-10-27 11.04.02

2011-10-27 11.04.18

2011-10-27 11.04.29

2011-10-27 11.04.40

Whilst we cleared the table ready for science, we sent the children out to collect twigs, acorns, conkers, leaves and any other nature related goodies so we could do some nature art in the garden. Once they were back, we split them into two groups, one going off with Merry to do poetry, The Witches Spell from Macbeth. Merry read the poem aloud and then they were given the task of creating and illustrating their own spell-binding potion poem πŸ™‚

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 124 Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 123

The other group started on Science – making gunpowder (legally as it was only in very small quantities) πŸ™‚

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 021

After swapping round the groups and then lunch we gathered our pots of gunpowder and went into the garden to carry out our controlled explosions!

The results were fantastic! Far better than our previous attempt! This time instead of wrapping the gunpowder in paper we put it directly onto a rock and set it alight! Wow!!!

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 031 Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 036

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 048

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 053 Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 054

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 066

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 042

After more tea and playing, Em got out the bells πŸ™‚

There was also some glock and recorder playing πŸ™‚

A few of the children started on creating some nature art in the garden and finished up with this

Wodensmeet - fireworks bells sklls and witches 087

Merry and the girls had to leave but Em and Helen stayed for a jacket potato tea. Skye, Poppy, SB, R and E played Whoonu! whilst BB watched Sharks Tale DVD and O climbed on the furniture making me very twitchy!!!

A great start back πŸ™‚

Advertisements

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 14:50:39

    So pleased the gunpowder worked and I love the nature art. Your blog is giving me irritating flashing ad things though. Wondering if you’ve deliberately put them there or if some kind of virus.

    Reply

  2. Merry
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 10:12:24

    Yeah, I can see a funny shaky advert, must be something wp do now.

    It was a lovely day, nicest one I have had in a while. We got so much done!

    Reply

  3. Trackback: Petits Haricots · Wodensmeet :)
  4. g2-8de85c1d5f1dd55e22274f11e3246045
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 00:51:19

    was a fab day πŸ™‚ and you have taken some fab pics too!

    Reply

  5. HHaricot
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 00:51:59

    lol to my name above!

    Reply

  6. HHaricot
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 00:53:01

    you can really see the iron filings whizzing sparks in one of the photos too πŸ™‚

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: