For a fire first timer, building a fire outdoors can be scary. There are so many things to consider that it’s not surprising some people are put off. The good news is, by following a few simple steps you too can enjoy the benefits of fire as a source of heat to get warm, a way to cook snacks, a space to sit around and enjoy staring into the flames, and last but not least to relax and maybe sing a few songs. It is also a great educational experience for children, especially if they are involved in the risk/benefit analysis.
Explore the process and products of combustion, understand wood as a source of energy and how heat energy can be controlled and used as a tool. Also promotes awareness of fire hazards and safety procedure
Looking to light a fire successfully and safely at Forest School? This video covers the fire lighting basics, including; how to lay, light and extinguish a simple fire for Forest School, including essential safety information, preparation tips and some thoughts on how to manage the space and learners at Forest School.
Introduction to fires and cooking