Join me for an arts-based, creative, hands-on Spring Workshop. Over four weeks (and beyond) we’ll learn about nature, the seasons, and spring, inspiring and engaging our children to wonder, create and learn.
Here’s a super art technique to try with kids that’s just right for winter months: wax crayon water paint frosty pictures.
Wax crayon water paint frosty pictures [Read more…]
Celebrate the season in style with this easy autumn craft for preschool – make a leaf crown!
Leaf crown :: easy autumn craft for preschool
These autumn leaf bookmarks are a lovely autumn craft for children. They invite children to explore the shape and colour of autumn leaves, working with watercolour and adding patterns with white and black pen. They’d make a lovely little homemade Thanksgiving gift too.
Autumn art leaf bookmarks
Just because the days are getting cooler and shorter doesn’t mean children have to stop enjoying lots of outdoor play. Having fun and creative garden projects on offer is a great way to keep kids active outdoors and enjoying the fresh air.
The school gardening club I run is back in action after the school holiday, with a group of young gardeners ready for action. Here are 20 ideas you can use over the autumn and winter terms – at home as well as in a school garden – to enjoy the outdoors all year round, with some special activities taken from my book The Garden Classroom.
20 school garden ideas for autumn and winter [Read more…]
Combining nature study, sensory play and some transient art, we’re making sand sunflowers inspired by the flowers in our garden classroom.