Week 8 | Fox Walkers at Fairhaven | Squirrels and Shelter Building

Week 8 | Fox Walkers at Fairhaven | Squirrels and Shelter Building

When we arrived at Fairhaven Park Tuesday morning, most of the snow had melted with the exception of a snowman or two and some giant balls of snow in the big field.  As we were examining the snowman, this inspired Melissa to make up a game of “Snowman Spy”.  A variation of “Raven Spy”, everyone playing needs to tag to snowman & Melissa, whisper you name and hide before the snowman counts to zero… This happens overtime and the count keeps getting shorter so the game gets more fun and high paced as it goes along! The kids are really starting to get the hang of playing hiding games in the forest — some of them really disappear in the bushes!

Our theme this week was shelter building, and in our continuing story Moon Bird and Running Deer need to make a primitive shelter to sleep in while they’re out on their adventure to Thunder Mountain. 

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Week 8 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | Shelter Building and Garden Tending!

Week 8 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | Shelter Building and Garden Tending!

Sunny skies and warmer temps made for a beautiful day at Whatcom Falls Park last Friday.  Pat and I didn’t anticipate such a warm day, so we were prepared to get a fire going in the grill adjacent to the Small Shelter at the park.  When we noticed the clear skies, though, we decided against it.  The Fox Walkers were still pretty “fired up” about batoning firewood, however, so we spent a bit of time in the morning getting some nice wood chopped up for next time. . .

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Week 7 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | SNOW DAY!

Week 7 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | SNOW DAY!


I remember snow days as a child and the sheer joy of getting all bundled up to go play in the fresh snow until we were icicles then coming in for hot cocoa and going back out for round two! To help ease the comfort of the cold morning we took advanced of the nice little shelter to stay dry and made a nice hot fire to cook some popcorn over! While the kids played, I got a few batches of popcorn cooked, oiled and salted… During story we had a little popcorn and warn herbal tea party under the shelter while learning from Skye (as well as Moon Bird, Running Deer & their new friend “Mr Lovely” aka “Mr. Big Cat”) about how to stay safe when dealing with large creatures such as cougars or bears.

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