Kids in Nature Network wanted to create a shared platform to celebrate and empower all the great initiatives that are happening around the state and beyond that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.
Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play oppertunities in the natural environment. Hours of play encouraged the kids to take part in environmental activities - Physically, mentally, emotionally and socially; kids do better outside. To celebrate our native land, to educate and engage the beauty of outdoor play. An experience for all who ventured inside the magical world of BOTANICA. A village built from Australiania and wonder.
Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play opportunities in the natural environment. Nature play encourages kids and parents to see the natural environment as a place to enjoy, play, imagine, relax and explore. Join Growing Green Thumbs for a day of nature play at Bonbeach Farmers' market April 8th 2018
Kids immersed themselves in a the rush of autumn leaves that filled our tent all day long as the wind provided us with everything needed to create masks, wands, crowns, weaves and boats. Through play, we naturally learn to care for the environment and support children to become environmentally responsible.
Building Nature play spaces for schools and children doesnt have to be a daunting experience. Sometimes the hardest part is where to start! Pick up a shovel, get hold of some logs or old tyres, a bucket, some mud and just go with the flow, the kids will show you what they want if you … Continue reading Nature Play with Maggie Dent
Over the past few weeks we have been busy working with a group of kids at Bonbeach Primary School. Many discussions were had about plant life cycles with a focus on pollination and flowers so it was understood that the flowers have a purpose and are not there just to look pretty. The students needed … Continue reading Creating imagination spaces for kids
When you believe in food education and environmental issues you force yourself to keep on going, to make a difference to help be part of the change. We need to un-busy our kids lives so that they have time to get into nature, enjoy it, explore it, be part of it, in order to respect it!
Sometimes kids love to get a little messy. Introducing new materials to them can be lots of fun, especially when it is something they would normally associate with eating. Potatoes are a great alternative for getting kids to think outside the usual craft medias. You will need good solid spuds to make a stamp and … Continue reading potato stamping for easter
Seed Bomb making is our favorite! make, create, throw it and grow it! lots of little lessons for the kids to embrace and the best bit...... they are rewarded with flowers & food! This workshop is a fun, hands on messy task, but greatly rewarding for all involved. Parents often love the task of creating … Continue reading Seed Bomb making with kids
Working with the kids to help them create a wearable crown on their head had them feeling, smelling and looking at different textures from leaves, sticks, herbs all that were in fresh form but also the wonder that that came when using the same in dried form.