This week is set to be a bit of a washout but don't let that put you off getting out and having some fun. Here are some ways to use your senses to explore that NEED the rain. Eyes Make some rain art. You will need some paint and either a paper plate or cardboard, … Continue reading Exploring the rain with your senses.
Well I hope you all survived storm Doris, she certainly made things a bit more lively when out and about. My 3 year old looked like a drunk stumbling home as the wind baffeted her around and the pram hood became a sail sending us in all directions! With Doris well on her way, she … Continue reading Surviving storm Doris
Spring is definitely springing and one sign of this is frogspawn. You may have noticed these balls of jelly appearing in your local ponds or indeed heard the frogs calling. The frog lifecycle is a fascinating and accessible species to study and this is a great way to record it. (Thanks to my dad for … Continue reading Froggy flipcharts
The outdoors can be beautiful to look at but can also create beautiful things, here are a few ideas to help release your artistic side. Frozen art Perfect for this cold snap we are about to have and so simple to do. Simple add a few 'treasures', ribbon or string and some water to a … Continue reading Using Nature for Art
It is National story telling week so I thought I would give you inspiration for story writing. Story sticks are very simple to make and are a great way to record your adventures. It's great for reminding you of what you have seen on your adventure to re-tell to others. For older children it can … Continue reading Story sticks