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Why you should get kids gardening

Gardens are jam-packed with opportunities to learn, move, explore and be mindful. They can can also provide our children with the chance to process their feelings and their experiences—both good and bad.  Learn how to set your kids up for life by getting their hands dirty in the garden right...

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Make a mini raft with sticks

A quick and easy DIY project that makes outdoor play even more fun. You just need sticks, twine, a hot glue gun and a sense of adventure. Set sail, kids!

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Nature Craft: Make Bush Puppets

Nature craft puppets are a perfect DIY and are made from anything that grows in nature–dried leaves, fresh leaves, seed pods, flowers and sticks. Here is your step by step guide on how to make bush puppets.

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Teaching kids mindfulness: the 'sit spot'

We could all benefit from slowing down and improving our mindfulness skills, and a sit spot is one way to do just that. Great for kids and adults, a sit spot can encourage a love of nature, while also soothing anxiety.

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Nature-play craft activity: leaf garlands

Looking to get the kids outdoors more? This nature play craft activity will have you hunting down leaves to make leaf garlands. You'll also need paint, paintbrushes and string.

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