We’ve been combining two activities from my book The Garden Classroom this week to create some beautiful autumn art. Taking the idea of leaf art and adding it to my Sticky Picture frames, here’s what we made. [Read more…]
Here’s a fun idea to take math outdoors into the garden classroom, using chalk to set up a simple treasure hunt.
Kids gardening activities : chalk treasure hunt [Read more…]
Art inspired by nature, and using an interesting combination of watercolour paint and fine markers, we’re paining sunflowers.
One of my girls is so romantic, and this rose petal sensory play tub was made just for her. It smells wonderful and gives children a new natural material to explore – and it’s lovely for imaginary play.
Rose petal sensory play tub [Read more…]
Do your children like to create and play with small worlds? My girls always have one or two landscapes on the go at any one time. Today B made a fairy garden in the sand pit which she declared ‘the sweetest thing I’ve ever made’ – so I had to show it to you. It’s lovely, and also a good reminder that the simplest of ‘loose parts’ and a child’s imagination can combine to create great things.
Sand pit fairy garden for small world play [Read more…]
Combine natural, sensory materials, art, math and a little meditation and make some pretty flower mandala designs.
Flower mandala designs for children
A beautiful flower sensory tub idea that takes just minutes to set up but can give a whole morning of happy play.