Troll Park

We’ve been here a few times, but Ted really wanted to come again. I think he has a certain respect for the troll….

It’s always nice to know as well, that in Stockholm, you are never far from nature, and never far from water…

Stockholm is a beautiful place, it has to be said… ๐Ÿ˜Š

English Club : Sandstone & Chalk

Having talked last week about sedimentary rocks, and how they’re made, this week, I told the kids about two specific  kinds of sedimentary rocks – sandstone and chalk.

We looked at some real sandstone…

I explained about how these rocks form huge formations (such as Bruce Canyon) and cliffs (such as the cliffs of Dover), and showed them photographs of these.

We then went on to make, firstly sandstone (using sand, water and cornflour), and our own sculptures….

…and then we went on to make our own chalk, using cornflour, water and food colouring. The kids loved doing this, and we hope to try out our chalks next week… 

It’s nice for these older boys to have a chance to ‘play’ with these craft recipes. It seems to be very therapeutic for them… ๐Ÿ˜„

Chalking Around Shadows With Friends

Yesterday Ted and his friends enjoyed the sun, chalking around their shadows…

It was a great bit of spontaneous education – talking about the sun being high in the sky, and it being mid-day. 

They enjoyed watching their shadows move and playing with them, while I drew around them. ๐Ÿ˜„

Then it was time for a little role-play…trains and muffin factories…

Ted enjoys his friends.. ๐Ÿ˜„