Global Guardian Project

Global Guardian Project is an inspirational digital multimedia resource – called a learning capsule- designed to educate children (and adults!) about caring for our planet, and to empower children of any age to take action and be change-makers.  “Our mission is to create learning tools that support the entire family in making simple, daily changes that … Read more

Stay Wild: Fun Family Activities For Autumn

The evenings are getting darker and there is a crisp chill in the air. There is no doubt about it; autumn is well underway. So grab your coats and get outside to do these great autumn activities while you still can! 1. Use the natural resources to create some temporary art. Be inspired by the … Read more

Stay Wild: Bug Hunt

Last week, we went on a family bug hunt organised by Highfield Park Trust. It was a lovely morning; the hunt was well organised, fun, engaging and informative. We both learned lots of new things! There were 17 questions, which could be answered by finding the different information cards hidden around the park. For example, … Read more

FREE PRINTABLES: Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn is a great time of year to get outside and spend time in nature,  I have created a fun autumn activity to download and print off. So grab your coat and a pencil, and enjoy doing this kids autumn scavenger hunt with your little ones! Download it here… Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Stay Wild: Whale Wednesday Art Activity

Creating A Whale Print: I recently purchased nature print paper for this activity, ordered from amazon here. It was smaller than I imagined but I was impressed with the quality, I felt it was very effective and worked really well. Final edited version of my whale art using nature print paper     Firstly, draw a … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 23: Nature Art

Squiggle loves creative activities so today she decided to do some nature- themed art. She did some leaf rubbing, observation drawing and printing. We also remembered some nature art activities that we have enjoyed doing previously, both at home and at art group too. Leaf rubbing Observation drawings Leaf and grass printing My demonstration of … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 22: Bug Hunt and Litter Picking

We enjoyed spotting various insects today. We observed a bee collecting pollen, laughed at the challenge of taking photographs of hoverflies, watched a beetle hiding under a leaf, held a ladybird and a fly that landed on Squiggle’s leg, saw other insects too, and studied some mite eggs on a leaf. We also appreciated the … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 17: Sock Seal and Listening to Birds

Today Squiggle made a seal from a creative kit we bought from a small company called Sock Creatures (see website www.sock-creatures.co.uk ) Seals are one of our very favourite animals and visiting the seals at Donna Nook during pupping season is one of our most memorable ever days out. See my previous blog post about … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 15: Tree Trail

Today we visited Highfield park in St Albans to do the tree trail. A map of the trail, including information about each of the trees, can be downloaded here Highfield Park Tree Trail Each month, Highfield Park Trust picks a ‘Tree of the Month’. Last month was the Common Lime (number 6 on the trail)… … Read more