When we started our session we asked the children our three forest school rules which are, we don’t run, we don’t eat things off the floor and when we do fire lighting we never touch the fire. After our rules we showed the children all the tools and materials we will need to light a fire.
Whilst the fire was burning we told the children what else we will be doing and this was….. MARSHMALLOWS!!!! The children seemed super excited to have marshmallows! They crawled on their knees to the fire, turning their kebab sticks over the fire. They then went and sat down, blew on the marshmallow due to it being very hot and ate them!
After our session we talked to the children about how we never leave the fire, we used the reasons; ‘because the babies might burn their hands’ and ‘an animal might hurt themselves’. The children watched as we poured the water over the coals causing a puff of smoke to leave the fire pit.