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A homemade butterfly feeder in the garden

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

We don’t see many butterflies in our garden although I’ve spotted caterpillars on the nettles a few times. I’m quite keen to attract some more butterflies to the garden if…

A leaf print (left) and a dragon doodle using the outline of the leaf print (right)

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

Leaf printing is a fun way to create nature art. There are various different ways of doing leaf printing. My girls enjoy painting leaves and then pressing them face down…

A drawing of a damselfly

#30DaysWild – Discovering more about damselflies

In the hot weather, outdoor activities with the girls mostly consist of having fun in the paddling pool, or sitting in the shade in the tepee enjoying an ice lolly.…

Jessica and Sophie with their trays of cherries

#30DaysWild – Picking cherries in Grandma’s garden

Grandma and Grandad have a little orchard in their garden. In the spring, it is beautiful thanks to all the blossom and then there’s the fun of being able to…

Sophie playing outside the tepee in the garden

#30DaysWild – A tea party in a tepee

My girls love having a little tent or a den to play in. Having a tent in the garden is better still. It gives them somewhere to shelter from the…

Two cardboard masks covered in leaves, grass and flowers

#30DaysWild – Making nature masks

Our #30DaysWild activities have been restricted to the garden lately due to my big girl being unwell. These nature masks are simple to make and decorate with natural items found…

Sophie exploring at Herschel Park

#30DaysWild – Feeding the ducks at Herschel Park

Herschel Park is a hidden gem in the middle of Slough. It’s a 3.5 hectare park and nature reserve and dates back to the 1840s. There is plenty of space…

Sophie emptying the 'ingredients' into the bowl while Jessica stirs the fairy potion

#30DaysWild – Making a fairy potion

Making a fairy potion using water and natural things found around the garden is a fun, simple activity for children, combining outdoor fun with imaginative play. I remember doing something…

Jessica wearing a flower crown made from woven grass, daisies, buttercups and white clover

#30DaysWild – Daisy chains and flower crowns

I used to love making daisy chains as a child. I can remember sitting in the grass in the sunshine, spending ages threading daisies together and seeing how long a…

A diagram showing the ladybird life cycle - from egg to larva to pupa to adult

#30DaysWild – The ladybird life cycle

Jessica has been learning about minibeasts at school and about the life cycle of a caterpillar. Her latest home learning task was to learn something about another insect that she…