COMPOSTING & WORM FARMS FOR KIDS: Get kids excited about compost and recycling. What can and cant be used to create it and what it is used for after it is made. The life cycle of organic matter is discussed with diagrams & props so they gain a real life perspective and the skills to take it home and put it into action. Kid friendly biological worm facts is always entertaining whilst viewing worms inside an active worm farm. A fun workshop full of facts and hands on learning.
EDIBLE SEED PLANTING FOR KIDS: Hands on learning always creates a sense of achievement and when it is done in the form of growing their own food it is even better. Using recycled pots, kids pot an edible seed to take home, nurture, grow and harvest. Learning facts about seeds, germination and plant care, making it easy stuff for little gardeners’ to grasp the basics of growing their own food.
SEED BOMB MAKING: kids and adults love getting mud in between their fingers & this is a guaranteed workshop of fun! Watch or join in immersing in therapeutic connection with earth and use their fine motor skills to create seed bombs – little balls of organic matter filled with plant seeds. Take them home and fling into your garden and watch as the little creations bloom to life to create a beautiful herb or flower garden.
NATURE CROWNS & WANDS FOR KIDS: Finding magic in a garden is something everyone can do but when it is done with hand crafted nature crowns and magic wands it is even better! let their imaginations go wild as they explore the garden and collect all the materials needed to create their very own nature crown and magic nature wand. Parents have a great time joining in with their child too.
BUG SAFARI: connecting with little creatures: Bugs, Critters, lizards, beetles which ever little critter it is that gets them excited about nurturing nature! This workshop allows kids to get up close and personal with all sorts of garden creatures using a magnifying glass. Artworks are created and discussions about bugs, beetles and insects will keep their senses alive to the facts about the world underneath their feet.
NATURE CRAFTS: Leaves, petals, stick, grasses and all sorts of found objects make great mediums for kids to play with. Leaves become dinosaur tails, grasses become braids of hair and petals resemble flushed cheeks. A dance around the garden to find what ever interests them is bought back to the nature table and added to a collection of interesting textures and fragrant finds – its time to let their imaginations go and create nature inspired crafts to take home. This workshop is a great time-out creative process for adults to connect with nature and all its elements.
Workshops run for 1 hour. This allows plenty of time for the activity to take place and for free range play and reflection.
Customizing your event or workshop is always a great idea to suit the venues needs and attendees – time appropriate, workshop age levels, running 2 workshops side by side etc.. We are more than happy to discuss your requirements to get the best from your venue space and time.
All workshops are adult friendly, & in most cases find themselves having lots of fun with the kids.
We encourage all activities to take place outdoors. Protective gloves and aprons are supplied. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or supervising teacher.
We look forward to discussing your ideas & creating a nature play based workshop for you.
Get in touch & have a chat about booking a workshop. We are more than happy to come and facilitate the activities at your place of care our ours – every day in the dirt teaching, growing & learning is fun. Or please get in touch to discuss having us at your next event or festival.