Magical Moments in Nature


wild flower seed bombs

19th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly


It’s Wild Flower week on the first full week of May so we decided to get going early by making some wild flower seed bombs with our Forest School group this week. It was muddy 🙂


After looking at and having a chat about seeds I got the kids to bring over bowls of mud to the trug and then add in handfuls of compost. I didn’t follow a recipe for this just what looked to be 3/4 mud and 1/4 compost. We then shared the seeds around and sprinkled them in the mixture (three packets) and the kids got mixing with spoons and muddy hands.

We then gathered a small handful of the seeded mud and patted and rolled it into balls.


They looked quite a lot like dung balls.



You can use a mix that includes clay or clay powder, from research it seems this is to help bind them, so they can dry hard and be transported (for guerrilla gardening) or given as gifts. As we were throwing and splatting the seed bombs on site we didn’t see the need to add in clay.

We all have our fingers crossed for some lovely wild flowers!

For more information on what wild flowers you can or can’t pick or how to get involved in the great wild flower hunt follow this link.



Ellie x





Cress planting with kids

13th 03 2018. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly



This activity was a big hit and Forest School a few weeks ago and one that kept giving joy. I have been sent a photo of the cress growing by one exciting child and another one  brought his back to show us how big it had got before he took it home and had it in an egg sandwich.

What you need:

  • Something to plant the seeds in. These are muffin cases (with a water resistant coating inside) but you could also use egg shells or yogurt pots
  • Decorations for the pot or egg shell
  • Cress seeds
  • Compost

All you need to do then is decorate the pot, add in some compost and them sprinkle the seeds on top. Give them a water and leave them in a warm sunny spot like the window ledge.


We has already spent some of the morning talking about buds and how things can be hiding inside other things so the children getting to see the seeds sprout a plant was a great next stage for their understanding of this concept.



One of our Little Explorers had enough cress that all the family of 6 had some with their tea and I had lots of reports of yummy sandwiches.

Neive currently has hers growing in the kitchen window so I’m looking forward to showing her what the tiny seeds will become.

Ellie x




Balloon Ice Ball

9th 03 2018. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly

  This is such a lovely outdoor activity and craft to do with kids. I did this with my Forest School club a few weeks ago and they loved finding all the treasures, getting a bit wet filling the balloons and then opening them to see how magical they looked once frozen. I also loved […]

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Easy Woodland Wands

23rd 11 2017. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly

  I’m all about making little magical moments every day. My job involves creating big magical moments for children that take weeks, something months of planning but I do believe in filling everyday with little bits of magic as well. I don’t have tons of time, show me a parent who does. So, my daily […]

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Ellie KellyHello & welcome to my blog

I'm Ellie a lover of celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles. This is my party and lifestyle blog. I'm married to Mr Kelly, we have a 4 year old Border Terrier, Milo and a baby on the way. Put on your party hat, grab a bit of cake and take a look around.

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