Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Popcorn over an open fire!

Teacher Roo starting the fire and teaching about it at the same time. 

A happy Tiny Trekker with her snack.
What do children learn from making their own popcorn over the fire?  First we start with fire safety.  The children must kneel down next to the fire before they add sticks to make sure they are stable near the fire.  They must walk around the fire and face the fire at all times while in the fire ring.  Then there is the making of the popcorn packet and putting it in the fire.  Wow!  The kids feel accomplished making their own food!  And when they take it out they have the satisfaction of having done it themselves.  Made their own snack!

At Tiny Treks Outdoor preschool the children are continuing to learn fire safety and how to build a fire and how to feed a fire.  These are essential skills for kids who are going to love the outdoors and everything to do with it: camping, hiking, caretaking.  That is our goal at the Tiny Treks Outdoor Preschool:  To help bring up children with an intense love of nature and the outdoors.

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