The Last ‘Family Mulle’

Family ‘Mulle’ is the forest school, with families for children of 2 – 5 years old. We meet once a month (occasionally twice) in the forest at a local nature reserve, to sing songs, listen to stories and do crafts based on a specific nature theme (such as birds, animals in hibernation, etc).

‘Mulle’ is the troll-like character who is often in the stories and songs, along with ‘Laxe’ the salmon.

This month we met at the same nature reserve, but by the lake, looking at ‘lake creatures’. 

I loved the fact that the old lady (she is probably at least 60 years old) donned a green wetsuit, and appeared swimming out of the freezing lake, dressed as Laxe, to tell the children about water safety, and how it was bad for the environment to pee in the lake – much better to pee in the forest! ๐Ÿ˜„

She then strode back in to the lake (bear in mind that the water was still around 10 C at this time!), and swam off (before joining us later, as Kerstin, the leader)…

There were lots of activities to try, but the only one Ted was interested in, was using a net to try to find lake creatures….

We didn’t find any – but he was happy to fish out pond leaves, and an old newspaper!!! 

Later, when it was time to sing songs and dance, Mulle the forest troll joined us….

This is Ted’s last time at ‘family Mulle’ because next term he will be old enough to join ‘Skogs Mulle’ (forest Mulle), for 6 and 7 year olds, where they go on short nature walks with the leaders, without their parents. ๐Ÿ˜„

It’s been a wonderful activity to be a part of – we’ve really enjoyed it! 

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