I have a memory of being younger and going blackberry picking with my mum and enjoying apple and blackberry crumble for dessert later that day! We recently noticed the blackberries around our house are starting to come in already, and in this house we like anything that's free! So on the way home from nursery today I showed Arthur some blackberries and got him to help me spot them and pick them. It's a great way of showing children where food comes from, teaching about nature, and teaching colours, "not the red ones, the black ones!" and counting. Our first gathering of the season came to a Chinese takeaway tub full, although a few got lost in somebodies mouth before he managed to get them into the tub! I didn't manage to get any photos of up picking as I had no free hands, but I do have photos from the rest of the afternoon, spent playing music, if you can call the noise created music, whilst singing nursery rhymes, and hanging out in the ball pool. The afternoon was completed very strangely by a light saber wielding dinosaur thanks to a rummage through the dress up box! Overall a great afternoon of my two favourite things, food and creativity!