Nature Explorers will be running every Monday afternoon in our environmental garden throughout summer term, led by, Williby Roc’s.

The craft sessions aim to improve well being of our children through unique interactions with the natural world around us. Children will benefit from regular and valuable outdoor experiences where they will connect with nature through sensory and seasonal exploration.

Follow our journey here…

Journey Sticks

This week the children made names badges using natural materials before being introduced to the journey stick. Children listened to a story in the garden about the journeys of Native Americans before adventuring around the garden to collect natural materials to add to their own journey stick. They look fantastic !

Woodland Self Portraits

This afternoon, children collected natural materials from our garden to construct their very own woodland self portraits for the beginning of their learning journals.

Meet our Green Men…

Today the children used natural materials from our garden to create their own green characters before having some fun kite flying!

Paint, Paint and more Paint !

The children made paintbrushes out of sticks and leaves. Harvey told the group, “It’s like inventing things.”
The children were introduced to the natural paints and had a guess what had been used to make them. Matthew thought the green paint was made from limes. Some other popular guesses were peas and avocado. It was actually made from….PEAS!

After smelling and identifying them all, the children started to paint on the huge white sheets with their natural paint and brushes. “This is awesome!” shouted Ollie.

Ellie was enthused about the session overall and said, “It’s really interesting doing different things.”
What a wonderful session for our nature explorers to take part in. Lots of learning and exploring going on to keep our inquisitive young minds busy and active !