How to make your own bird feeders, a simple, fun activity for children which will encourage wild birds to visit your garden.

Homemade bird feeders

How to make your own homemade bird feeders, a simple, fun activity for children which will encourage wild birds to visit your garden!

"Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines….?"…

Shadow play is an extension on light investigations that is encouraged in Reggio Emilia. This shadow of a tree is exploring the natural world

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks!

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! My son loves the funny faces people put on trees, now I can let him make his own :)

Plastic 2-liter bottles used in vertical garden; Simple and awesome!

14 benefits of vertical gardens

Nature bracelet - before taking your kids on a nature walk, put a thick strip of masking take sticky side out around their wrists.  As they are walking they can add whatever they find to their bracelet.

My Delicious Ambiguity: Camping Tot School Ideas .tape around wrist, sticky side-out. Kids add nature treasures they find on a hike

A pallet bug hotel - 5 star biodiversity lodgings - I like the idea of adding identification charts

A pallet bug hotel - 5 star biodiversity lodgings - I like the idea of adding identification charts Garden for the kids and the chicken coop

Stick Raft Building STEM Project. Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your raft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them stretching and developing their skills and engaging with Nature.

Stick Raft Building STEM Project

Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your raft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them stretching and developing thei

texture stones.  Nature "stones" for   Young explorers. Model magic.

Make your own nature stones- a fun project. DIY arts & crafts for kids. Family keepsakes & quality time with children.

Leaf art could make a lovely hanging mobile from a twig photo frame. #forestschoolidea

Review – Land Art for Kids: In the Woods

Richard Shilling on Land Art for Kids what a great idea for outside leaf/nature sculptures. make sure to watch an andy goldsworthy documentary too! Should you appreciate arts and crafts you really will really like this site!

exploration station- classification

What a fab idea when teaching children about shades of a colour. Perfect for a forest school activity.

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