Poetry Inspired By Nature

I never considered myself as a poet or a writer for that matter but this year has been a very creative year for me. I have written 9 children’s books. I illustrated and self published two of the...

Nature’s Paint Pallet

This is a wonderful activity which my friend Sarah showed me. Sarah used to be a primary school teacher but now holds wonderful child activity groups. She is very inspirational and fantastic at creati...

Autumnal Salt Dough Printing

To make these beautiful little ornaments you need a great recipe. My 3 ingredient simple salt dough recipe is easy to make and takes only 5 minutes to prepare. I love this activity as it teaches my ch...

Conker Roll and Paint

This week we went to a beautiful local park where there are these huge old horse chestnut trees. I love these trees in autumn as they produce and release the famous conker. The tree that we went to ha...

Textures in Nature

My partner sometimes works nights, when he does I try to get the children out in the morning so my partner can get some sleep. This morning we decided to go to Llyn Llech Owain in Carmarthenshire and ...

Pumpkin Carving (The History)

I really can’t see the enjoyment of celebrating Halloween but I am curious about why we carve Pumpkins. After doing some online research it seems that the reason we carve spooky faces into pumpkins ...

Autumnal Crafts

October is the perfect month to go picking leaves, conkers, acorns and pinecones. These all make brilliant materials for creating crafts and collecting them is a very fun and educational activity for ...

Safety When Exploring Nature With Young Children

Exploring nature is one of the most important activities you should do with your children. It can improve self-confidence, reduce stress and depression, helps with personal growth, increases physical ...

A Simple Guide to Feeding Your Garden Birds

Feeding garden birds is a relatively cheap activity to do with your children but can give huge educational benefits. Not only will they enjoy the activity of preparing the feed, they will learn to hel...

Collecting and Sizing Sticks

An activity that most children enjoy when out in nature is collecting sticks. Sticks can be great for imaginary play, for example being knights or pirates. But they can also be a great tool for teachi...