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
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
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.
Keeping chickens at school has proven to be very rewarding and a lot easier than we first thought. We are very happy to say that 2 yrs on our 6 girls are still laying, providing lots of entertainment and education for everyone involved at the school. We were quite nervous at the thought of having … Continue reading Keeping Chickens at school
Autumn days bring time for lots of nature play, seed planting, harvesting, cooking and eating in our school garden.
MUD Makes you happy! Playing with dirt has many physical, psychological and emotional benefits for children. It builds creativity, can reduce anxiety and stress, builds a connection with nature, creates memories, but most of all, it's FUN!
Rhubarb leaves are toxic to us but snails love them! It is Autumn the perfect weather for snails to lay their eggs in the cool damp weather. In our garden nestled amongst our Rhubarb crop we found an amazing colony of snails happily breeding away and munching on the leaves. We needed a natural pest deterrant that wasn't harmful or … Continue reading Natural Pest Control – snails
Nature Play Week at Bonbeach Primary School was a hugely successful day of dirt, bugs, searching, creating, wearing, playing and laughter. It was an absolute joy to see so many families turn up for the free event in our garden. Little hands enjoyed making nature crowns with collected leaves, twigs, gumnuts, gasses and acorns and … Continue reading Nature Play Week – getting back to nature
Do you remember your favourite childhood place in nature? Where was it? How did you find it? How did you feel when you were there? Nature Play Week at BONBEACH FARMERS MARKET Sunday April 10th 9am -1pm.