It was sunny but very cold at Forest school this week. We witnessed several examples of problem solving amongst the children. The first problem was how to re-erect part of a den that had been damaged and fallen down?

Working in pairs we managed to lift and manoeuvre the long branches together. A couple of the boys wanted to make a seesaw.  The first attempt didn't work because the central support was too big and too high. We could not make the seesaw plank balance. The boys kept falling off! Our second attempt was too close to the floor so it was not possible to seesaw at all. 

After discussion, we found a slightly larger tree trunk to use as the central support and by balancing our seesaw plank equally on both sides we made a successful seesaw to play on and to enjoy.