We have been watching avidly the Bruce Parry Arctic programme on BBC1, for the last few weeks. We were inspired after watching our latest episode, which showed the damage caused by oil fields such as 'Tar Sands' in Northern Canada, to make some posters and also do some creative writing. The girls really enjoyed drawing their posters and trying to get the message across. Their creative writing task was to write a story about how they would feel going on their first hunting experience. The last few episodes we have watched have been so insightful into how indigenous tribes have had to adapt to modern society and how this has affected their hunting. Its such an important part of there heritage and even though it is quite shocking at times for the children they have all grasped a much better understanding of how important it is to the futures of the tribes. There is so much we can learn from these people and it has brought about some amazing and interesting thoughts, feelings and questions for all of us.
After we got home from our walk the postman had been and delivered Bub's fresh batch of Lunar Lava for his Martian Matter Alien Maker. He got this for his birthday and LOVES it. He ran out of goo (lunar lava) and saved his pocket money up to buy some more.
Whilst Bub's was creating his own alien army, the girls and I decided to make some personalised bunting for their bedrooms.
This is Piper's, she really put a lot of thought and effort into this design and I think it is super cool! I also made one but didn't take a photo, we all had such a fun time.