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Textured Painting with Nature's Paint Brushes

"Textured Painting - Natures Paint Brushes" This is not just art, but art in nature! Go on a nature walk to gather 'schtuff!' Then use what you gather to create art or As art!

fairy soup - happy hooligans - outdoor sensory activities for kids My kids love this kind of play!

Fairy Soup Sensory Play Activity

fairy soup - happy hooligans - outdoor sensory activities for kids. This is also a free activity you could consider mentioning to parents; a trip to the local park and then play at home. Also called a messy mixture, or "perfume making"

Clay Faces: Taking Art Outdoors. Make a face by pressing clay onto a tree. The forest floor provides a wealth of materials to add to the clay sculptures: sticks, fir cones, leaves, pine needles.

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! My son loves the funny faces people put on trees, now I can let him make his own :)

Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines….?

Shadow play is an extension on light investigations that is encouraged in Reggio Emilia. This shadow of a tree is exploring the natural world

Exploring the great outdoors during the Camping Buddies theme leaves lots of time to create nature crafts!  These are some great ideas on what you can build with the things you find around you. #preschool #ecoart

Make an owl mask and make bugs from items found on a nature hike. craft for Apologia Flying Creatures. bugs crafts, easy crafts, easy crafts for kids, nature crafts, crafts from nature

Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)

Make with estuarine critters? OP: Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)

Ice art- also love this idea for the forest school.

freeze natural outside objects, pine cones, flowers, leaves etc overnight then hang from trees in all seasons to see what happens

Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: Creating a Story Tree with Story Baskets

Create several story baskets and take turns. Sun Hats Wellie Boots: Creating a Story Tree with Story Baskets

Fagley Primary Forest School: Leaf Matching and Lighting a Spark

At Fagley Forest School we learn how to appreciate the natural world and bushcraft skills like den building,campfires and foraging

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Fairy Soup Sensory Play Activity

Fairy soup kitchen fun at St Helens District High School Kindergarten (",) I love the tree stump!

Mud paint recipe - Simple to make colored mud paint.  For forest school wonder if we could find naturally different coloured mud... clay, mashed leaves etc?

Mud paint recipe - Simple to make colored mud paint. For forest school wonder if we could find naturally different coloured mud. clay, mashed leaves etc?

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