National Trust: Acorns – Fun with Fungi at Sheringham Park

Today Maebh & I attended the Fun with Fungi session put on by the Acorns Toddler Group from Sheringham Park – National Trust.  She met up with some new friends & spent some time with her to favorite friends, Harvey & Immy.

As the forecast was rain, I left my good camera at home, but couldn’t resist taking a few photos of the kids with the ipod, so not the greatest shots, but good enough for this posting.

The session this week was Fun with Fungi.  So like always, they first start of looking for stickers of the topic in the exhibition area.  Then we went off on a walk towards to Bower to learn a bit about mushrooms and so a couple activities.

Little Fact:  There are approx 8000 different types of mushrooms in the UK alone and only about 10 are poisonous…. but I air on the side of caution – avoid them all unless purchased at the grocery store.

She was happy – this photo snapped just a nano second before the smile 🙂

I wish I had the video running at one point when Rob was carefully sharing with everyone this very pretty toadstool in the ground and just like you’d see in Funniest Videos, a girl tripped and landed right on it flattening it.   We then went into the learning center to make a mushroom out of molding clay after having milk & cookies.

Then we headed back outside for a story & sing-a-long.  The three volunteers and Rob do such a great, well-thought through session.

A little video clip of the singing & I cracked up at Maebh’s reaction to me when she noticed I was filming.  Her little finger was so funny!  And the little boy who walks away in the stripes is Harvey.

We then had a picnic at a table in the parking lot with our friends before heading home.  Maebh was so tired after being home for about 10 minutes, she was sound asleep on my bed.  Thankfully today is a late day for Soren as he’s in Garden club until 4 pm, I have some free time too.

Looking forward to Oct 23rd, where we’ll learn about Owls. Plus it’s Harvey’s 3rd birthday!

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