Flower crowns are a lovely nature craft and forest school activity. You can use them on a nature walk to explore the plants you discover along the way and tell the story of your walk through the treasures you find. Flower crowns also make a lovely spring flower craft and a great headdress for a Beltane celebration.
Take your learning outdoors into the fresh air! Here’s our archive of forest school activities for outdoor classrooms
35 forest school activities for outdoor classrooms
Join us for some active play today, as we head off on a treasure hunt, using these free, adaptable, printables.
Set up a treasure hunt for kids [Read more…]
How’s this for an amazing outdoor book nook, as seen at the Just So festival? And what do you think made the Top 50 children’s books about nature, as voted by NurtureStore’s readers? Come and take a look.
Amazing outdoor book nooks and the top 50 children’s books about nature [Read more…]
Here’s a super fun active play idea that’s great for an ice breaker game at the beginning of the school year or when groups of children come together: try the Tag, I’m It! hat.
Ice breaker games: Tag, I’m It hat! [Read more…]
Exciting news to start the month :: you can now download one of the NurtureStore free kids apps, which means you can use all our ideas, straight from your phone, any time you need them!
If you’re wondering what to do with the kids tomorrow, you’re planning a playdate, you need some ideas to help your kids with their spellings or you’re stuck in on a rainy day in need of a rescue idea – NurtureStore is here!
Follow these easy-peasy instructions and you can have a nice little NurtureStore app on your iPhone or iPod Touch, which with one click brings you straight here, to see our latest ideas and to dive into our huge archive of kids activities.
How to get the free kids apps
The girls and I were invited to join Wild Rumpus for a trip to The Spellbound Forest at the weekend. Created by the team behind the Just So Festival, The Spellbound Forest weaved it’s magic through Delamere Forest in Cheshire, bringing to life four English fairy tales with a mixture of story telling, theatre, music, dance, woodland crafts and toy making. The event was like a forest school on a grand scale, full of inspiration and ideas to bring back and adapt to keep the outdoor story telling alive at home.