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 in the garden. Once I had made the mask template for them, the girls were able to decorate the masks… View Post

#30DaysWild – Making a 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 similar as a child – making “perfume” using water and hydrangea flowers. I don’t think the perfume was all that… View Post

#30DaysWild – Daisy chains and flower crowns

#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 chain I could make. It’s a lovely simple activity for a sunny afternoon.     Jessica has had a cold… View Post

#30DaysWild – The ladybird life cycle

#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 could share. I’ve spotted a few ladybird larvae in the garden lately. It seemed a good opportunity to teach Jessica… View Post

#30DaysWild – Taking a closer look

#30DaysWild – Taking a closer look

One of the many things I love about having children is the way it has encouraged me to take a closer look at the world around me. They point out so many little things when out and about that I might not have noticed otherwise. Stopping to study an ant… View Post