Family, Making & Baking

Autumn activities to get you outside.

23rd Sep 2019

  Some of the things i will be getting up to with Neive this Autumn.   Collect colourful leaves. As simple as that. And if you want to get creative then put them in a flower press and hang them from a twig for some Autumn art.   Print out a free Autumn spotter poster. […]

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Geocaching with kids

7th Feb 2019

  Let me start by saying I am not writing this blog with any kind of expert background. I have done this once. Yes once. But i think its fantastic and wanted to share it with you all. I am part of the Nurture Nature – Lets go play outside facebook group run by Claire […]

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ice art

24th Jan 2019

  Maybe not quite art but i think they are very pretty. As it’s been so cold in Hampshire this week we have been making some ice balloon balls at forest school and myself and Neive made some ice discs at home.   Both are really easy to do. Collect some lovely nature treasure such […]

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bird activities for the weekend

17th Jan 2019

  In the lead up to the big garden birdwatch next weekend why not spend this weekend doing some bird activities with the kids. I have been making bird feeders with the children at forest school this week and these are two pretty simple but fun ones to make. You might even have all you […]

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my words for 2019

3rd Jan 2019

  My word for 2019 is Focus And this year I have picked a family word as well, Explore I first came across this a few years ago and have dabbled with picking a word for the year last year but it didn’t really stick. So much happens in a year doesn’t it. I cant promise […]

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nature advent

9th Dec 2018

  My mum Jill runs my forest school sessions with me and is amazing. An ex teacher and font on knowledge on nature she is the perfect person to work with. She collected lots of twisted hazel from our family holiday place on Anglesey this year and we used it at out last festive forest […]

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potato print wrapping paper

22nd Nov 2018

  I try to get most Christmas shopping done in November to ease the pressure on December and this year while looking for wrapping paper i remembered that a lot of the ones i got last year could not be recycled.   My plan this year was to make my own. I got a roll […]

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places to see Santa in Surrey / Hampshire

22nd Nov 2018

  We have been on the search for places to take Nevie to see Father Christmas and I thought i would share the places that i found that i really loved the look of. There are lots more than this including tons of garden centres ect but these are the ones that caught my imagination. […]

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great Autumn books for kids

8th Nov 2018

  I love reading and I love books. When i was an LSA in my mums school one of my jobs was to do reading with the kids at a tiny table with tiny chairs outside the classroom in the atrium and i loved it. As someone who is dyslexia and struggled with reading as a […]

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everything I wanted i have… and yet

1st Oct 2018

Everything i wanted i have…. and yet     Almost all the things i wanted last year, 3 years ago, 5 years ago (and i mean on the real list, not the win the lotto list) i have. And yet i have a whole new list and i’m not really appreciating the other stuff.   […]

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going greener

17th Sep 2018

  I can’t call this blog zero waste as I’m a long way off. In the past i have been so overwhelmed about where to start that i haven’t started at all. Doing my Forest School training and starting Wonderwood Explorers has opened me up to new people, new ways and i think changed me […]

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summer play ideas list

19th Jul 2018

  I have my summer sand bucket list all done, this covers all the big things i want to do over the summer. Things to see, places to go ect. This is my play ideas list. I haven’t been great at keeping one of these over the last few months and I know it helps […]

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