Nature walk ideas :: Simple Play

Welcome to day nine of our Simple Play :: complex learning series, where today we’re sharing nature walk ideas. Read on for ideas for observing the seasons and using your walk as a springboard into art, craft and sensory play. Great ideas for nature walk activities | NurtureStore :: inspiration for kids

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Twig weaving autumn craft

We make these twig weaving stars as part of our autumn craftings each year.  I love the texture of the yarn and they seem to have a very calming effect on the children as they weave!  Here’s how to make them:

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Jam jar candle holder craft

We are fighting back against the darkness brought with the clock change and making jam jar candle holders to light up our home.How to make beautiful jam jar candle holders

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Salt dough candle holders for Diwali

Will you be celebrating Diwali with your children next month? I think observing festivals from many different cultures is a wonderful way to introduce  kids to the wider world.  The festival of lights is taking place on Sunday 3rd November 2013 and a creative way to mark the occasion by making some salt dough candle holders.

How to make beautiful salt dough candle holders - great for Diwali and Winter Solstice

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Pumpkin games

Quick to set up, lots of fun to play: try these pumpkin games for some seasonal maths and literacy practise.

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