The clocks went back during the night and this seemed to play with some of the children's internal timing.... so we had some early birds, but as the saying goes, they catch the worm - in this case the beautiful first rays of sunshine!
Suddenly just before breakfast, the whole house shook and there was a long and low rumbling sound. We evacuated the house aware that we had all just survived a strong earthquake! The children were very brave and not at all put off their breakfast which they were keen to eat soon after! We carried on as usual with our first activity - creepy cookery.
We decided to do the art activity - making 'Day of the Dead' skull magnets - outside in the bright sunshine.
After a lunch of fish fingers, potato and peas which all the children enjoyed, it was time for some children to finish their homework and for others to find something relaxing to do.
The sun was shining and the air was warm, so we went for a walk all around the Hazelhut grounds - it took about 30 minutes to circumnavigate the area.
We saw many interesting things like a large hole, belonging to a badger or fox.....?
When we returned we sat around the campfire site for a Hallowe'en sing song.
After a snack, some inventive children made a treasure hunt and the others headed off to seek out the 'gold'. Before we knew it, parents were arriving and it was time to say 'goodbye' and 'see you soon!' to the new and special friends with whom we had shared so much.