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.
Join us, Growing Green Thumbs, Sunday September 10th at Bonbeach Farmers Market as we welcome in Spring and plant an edible seed to take home. This is a FREE workshop that will run during the market for kids. (adult supervision is required) 9am-11am Hands on learning always creates a sense of achievement for kids and … Continue reading Welcome Spring – seed planting workshop
Welcome to the Mushroom State of Origin. Nothing like a mushroom growing challenge to get kids excited about growing food! Join us and other schools around Australia for a mushroom growing challenge. Junction Park State School in QLD and Cudgee Valley Public School in NSW and Bonbeach Primary School in Vic all share the vision … Continue reading Mushroom Growing Challenge
We waited, waited and waited until the day came when we were told to write the garden program for grade 5/6 students under the science curriculum. Almost 4yrs of volunteering in the garden and we are now super excited to be joining the senior students in the garden 3 times a week. What a thrill for us! At first they thought 'yeh yeh garden this and that' after 5 mins of the first class, they now run out the door to get their workbooks and get stuck into 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
Chickens are the core of our garden and beneficial in many ways. They provide us with fresh eggs, control insects and weeds, fertilize our gardens, eat food scraps, help us loosen and turnover soil, but most of all our chooks provide companionship and a place of worth to the kids and their families. Chooks are … Continue reading Keeping chickens can enrich your garden & your life
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
Such a great day for a kids gardening workshop! The sun was shining and everyone was excited to learn how to grow their own organic food. Families joined us for a fun filled morning of planting edible produce boxes to take home. They learnt how easily it is to grow their own vegetables & enjoy feasting … Continue reading D.I.Y Edible Garden For Kids Workshop