Events for April 13, 2018
We are a family day care service, as such, have Educators in various locations across the country. As opposed to having one event united, we will have several events celebrated individually or in small groups in honour of nature play week. Celebrations will occur right across the event time frame.
Educators and families across the Early Childhood sector are invited to share their “Nature Tales”. These will be used to celebrate Nature Play in its various forms and to inspire others. Contributions can be emailed to email@example.com and will be considered for publication the EEECs upcoming Nature Play Ebook.Find out more
Ignite your child’s creativity and love of nature through art, craft and story telling with our Forest School bush puppetry school holiday workshop at Newport Lakes. The children will create their own Australian animal bush puppets using natural materials such as bark, sticks, gum nuts, leaves and banksia seed pods.
Merri Bush Playgroup invites local families to come and play with us at one of our favorite gathering place, the Magic Circle. The children spend most of the time playing freely and discovering their environment : climbing rocks or trees, jumping in muddy puddles (an absolute favorite! ), spotting birds or insects, collecting sticks or leaves…
Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build a unique village. Be part of our community of villagers as we build makeshift cubbies and structures using natural materials collected from the Gardens. Come along for an hour or bring a picnic and spend the day.
Nature Mandalas gather natures treasures to make a nature mandala on the ground. Remember to bring a camera or phone to take photos of your work! Seed Bombs: collect seeds from indigenous grasses create seed bombs. Nature Chimes: create your own nature hangings.
The kids will learn bush skills such as how to tie various rope knots and then design and construct their own mini boat or raft. This workshop involves plenty of construction and creativity and they will be sourcing and using all natural materials.