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2 06, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 6) Den Building

2020-08-17T11:07:56+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Kids corner|0 Comments

Building dens allows children to access their innate connection to building shelters and structures, something our ancestors have been doing throughout the history of mankind. It offers a safe space, a sanctuary, a hideout and a place where they can connect to the natural world in their own unique way. These private spaces are important [...]

15 05, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 5) Mud Play

2020-08-17T10:45:22+00:00May 15th, 2020|Kids corner|0 Comments

Mud play stimulates creativity and imagination in children and it facilitates open-ended play, communication, collaboration and physical activity. LOCATION: anywhere that has space for a mud patch AGE: toddlers + DEVELOPMENT: nature connection, building strong immune systems, cognitive development KIT: water, old kitchen utensils, digging trowel All you need to do is find a space [...]

28 04, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 3) Sit Spot

2020-08-17T10:13:23+00:00April 28th, 2020|Kids corner|0 Comments

Sit spots are a great way to build meaningful connections with nature and to find a place of stillness within yourself. Anywhere can be a sit spot, finding a place surrounded by nature helps with the feeling of relaxation and timelessness. LOCATION: a woodland or anywhere that is surrounded by nature AGE: 4+ (younger children [...]

17 04, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 2) Scavenger Hunt

2020-08-17T10:03:20+00:00April 17th, 2020|Kids corner|0 Comments

This outdoor activity is often used in forest schools. It encourages nature connection and free exploration through meaningful encounters with the environment. LOCATION: Ideally in a woodland or somewhere with biodiversity AGE: 6+ (for younger kids still learning to read, you can call out the words on the list) DEVELOPMENT: Curiosity, nature connection, exercise, teamwork, communication [...]

10 04, 2020

Nature Connection Series – 1) Journey Stick

2020-08-17T09:59:29+00:00April 10th, 2020|Kids corner|0 Comments

This is a walking activity that allows children free exploration of the natural world, picking up things along the way that inspire them for their own personal reasons. This activity encourages children to be wholly present, looking, seeing, touching, smelling and encountering the natural world fully. Native Aboriginals used “journey sticks” to record their travels [...]

26 01, 2018

10 Fun Gardening Projects for Children

2018-01-26T16:03:57+00:00January 26th, 2018|Kids corner|0 Comments

1. Watch a Seed Sprout This is a good project to do first with new little gardeners, so they have an understanding what’s happening with the seeds they can’t see under the soil. Fill a transparent plastic cup with potting compost and push a large seed, like a pea or bean, into the compost right [...]

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