I often find that our structured curriculum leads to unexpected, bonus stuff happening. Tuesday afternoons are our time to do our nature curriculum (Exploring Nature with Children) and to be honest without having that box to tick there's no way I would have got us all togged up and out in the cold, soggy, brown woods. This week was all about buds; which we all found interesting (the house is now full of twigs in water....) but mainly the boys carved ice! They loved it and got really stuck in for ages. Nothing to do with the initial planned project but it wouldn't have happened without it.