Matilda, Rosie and Snowball have all returned to the farm in December to enable us to enjoy different hens. We have been getting to know Sparkle (white) and Blossom (brown) our lively new hens. The children have been letting them out every day and collecting eggs if they have been laid. We have been counting the number of eggs and adding the amounts up each day using numbers and tally marks.

We took nominations in class and then voted for the names to give us Sparkle and Blossom. They really enjoy exploring the outdoor area and are often found near our sand pit. Some children have been making chicken obstacle courses and tempting them to use it by laying carrot and pears for the chickens to follow like breadcrumbs in Hansel and Gretel.

We can’t wait to see what other adventures the chickens and children get up to!