We started the session with a game of 'The human knot'.
It was a bit tricky, the children had to work out how to get untangled without letting go of each others hands.
The children needed to listen to others ideas on how to become untangled.
Before we could light our campfire the children needed to gather sticks.
First they had to gather sticks as thin as their little finger.
Then they needed to collect sticks as fat as their thumb.
They needed to check the sticks were dry enough to burn. To check if they were dry the children needed to snap them and listen for a 'crack'.
We played a game where the children needed to swap seats with someone opposite them, without walking across the fire area.
We always walk behind the seats in the fire area.
The children discussed what we needed to have nearby before we lit the fire.
The children had a turn working with a Flint and steel.
If the children managed to light the cotton wool, the wool was then added to the fire.
If the smoke blew in the direction of the children, the children knew to stand up, walk behind the seats and sit somewhere else.
Time to cook some popcorn.
The children were really good at getting a spark with the flint and steel.
One of the children wanted to show her friends the bird house that she had built at Forest School.
There were little holes in the rotten wood. After a little investigation the children worked out that there was wood worm living in there.
Some of the children made Christmas decorations.
The children brought some of our Forest School friends out to join us.
I think we may have some future Bear Grylls in our group.
The popcorn was delicious.
Time to roast some Marshmallows.
Some children needed a little bit of help because it was very hot and smokey.
The marshmallows were a big hit.
"We love having a campfire".