Summer

Nature Activities for Children

Irmgard Kutsch & Brigitte Walden

Hardbound

$22.95

Ahhh! Those lazy, hazy days filled with wonder and adventure and the vibrancy of life. In this sunny book that completes the seasonal Nature Activities series, Irmgard Kutsch and Brigitte Walden take children on a stroll through the wonders of the outdoor world in full bloom. Whether you are fortunate enough to have a rural countryside at your front door, or have window box gardens and city parks as your touchstone to nature, you’ll love this book and find hundred’s of ways to delight the children in your care with the natural world.

Inside you’ll find:

Foreword
The Story of This Book
An Invitation

JUNE

Working with Herbs

  • The Herb Garden
  • Raised Beds for Herbs
  • Working with Herbs: Basic Skills
  • Herb Recipes

Breeding Butterflies

  • Butterflies: a Symbol of Beauty
  • Looking after Caterpillars
  • A Butterfly’s Favourite Places
  • From Caterpillar to Butterfly
  • Making a Butterfly Cage

JULY

Water

  • A Bridge to Lie on
  • Ponds and Streams
  • Water: Lessons for Life

Earth

Air

  • Giant Soap Bubbles
  • Conscious Listening

Fire

  • A simple fireplace
  • Building an underground oven
  • Building a clay overn
  • Building a clay ball oven
  • A wood-fired kiln
  • Some thoughts on responsibility, safety and supervision

AUGUST

From Grain to Bread

  • Healthy Nourishment
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
  • Creating an Eating Culture
  • From Whole Grain to Fine Flour: The Story of Grain
  • Grain Recipes
  • A Quick Reminder

Resources
Further Reading
The Children’s Nature and Garden Centre
Credits
Special Thanks

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