Forest school is an initiative well known in the UK and is one form of outdoor learning, centered around ‘learning by doing’ to nurture children’s curiosity. During these difficult times, innovative outdoor learning activities have been invaluable to us. Enabling an environment whereby the children felt safe, emotionally and mentally happy was very important. We thought it would be a fun idea for the children to paint their teachers through long lengths of cling film. It meant that the children still felt emotionally attached to us, without actual physical touch. They had the best time and talked about it at home with their parents. We also searched for things that we were grateful for. We discovered one beautiful poppy had emerged amongst the other blue flowers. This was a very special find. It taught us that positive things in life can be found if you look hard enough. We look forward to more exciting times, hot chocolate and magical moments during the winter months.