Autumn art from The Garden Classroom

We’ve been combining two activities from my e-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 »

20 school garden ideas for autumn and winter

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.

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Why you should always grow a wild card :: gardening with kids

Gardening with kids gives them so many opportunities to learn things. There are obvious subject areas such as science and nature studies of course, but there are also life lessons to be learnt. What you grow can teach a lot about your attitude to life – to creativity and challenge and risk taking! Here’s why in amongst the carrots and onions we always grow a wild card.

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How to plant seeds with kids

There’s not really any great mystery about how to plant seeds with kids, but these tips and tricks will give you lots of extra play and learning ideas to make the most of your spring planting.

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Kids Art Explorers :: Making Puppets

Here’s a lovely eco art project that we’ve created as part of our Kids Art Explorers projects.

This month the Art Explorers are seeing what they can create using natural, outdoor materials. You can browse all the ideas already linked up below, and join in and make something with your own children, but first we’d like to introduce our puppets.

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