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.
Glen Eira City Council puts on a great event every year and we were absolutely thrilled to join them in the sustainability tent. We took along lots of collect nature findings and a full kit ready to have a great day of nature play with the community. Kids immersed themselves in clay, compost and seeds … Continue reading PARTY IN THE PARK – GLEN EIRA CITY COUNCIL nature play
Growing Green Thumbs aim to provide every child an experience they will never forget. Through play, kids and their friends got closer to nature and enjoyed losing their imagination in a supervised outdoor area. Garden Adventures are set in the beautiful organic gardens of Bonbeach in a 2 hour workshop to allow kids to be kids … Continue reading Garden Adventure’s with Growing Green Thumbs
Creating seed bombs is such a fun experience for kids. Getting grubby and making a mess while learning about preserving nature for future generations to come. Growing Green Thumbs held a spring holiday workshop to get kids into nature and allow them to let go of their everyday and enjoy a morning of getting really … Continue reading Seed Bombs – connecting kids with nature
Join Growing Green Thumbs for National Tree Day - Planet Ark with a fun filled morning of kids nature play crown making & recycling! Fill your empty coffee cup and plant a native seedling to take home and enjoy. Gold coin donation. Proudly sponsored by Gardenworld.