15 Minutes - Make & Create Outside

Head outdoors and get creative. Why not bring a Nature Journal too?

Nature Alphabet Hunt

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Write letters of the alphabet on leaves and hide them around your garden for the kids to find

Nature Photography

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Take some interesting close up snaps of plants in your area

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Make a Nature Crown

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Gather materials to make Nature Crowns from twigs, leaves, flowers or whatever Nature goodies they find on the ground

Make a Stickman

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Find some small twigs, tie them together, and make a Stickman

Flower or Leaf Pressings

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Gather flowers or leaves for pressing- you could use them to make cards, to decorate favourite books or to make a print for their bedroom. Place a stack of heavy books on top, instead of using a flower presser-works just as well.

Make a Flower Fairy

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Gather petals from outside and make a Nature Fairy

Make a Kite

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It only takes 15 mins to make for a whole lot of fun afterwards too. Adapt if you need to use two straight-ish sticks and it works just as well.

Create with leaves and flowers

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Allowing the kids time for creative expression gives them great satisfaction - you'll want to join in too

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Create with stones

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Gather stones together outside and let your kids find their creativity through stones and pebbles. You could also set them up with paints and brushes outdoors, on the grass, patio or balcony, and they can let their creative juices flow.

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Make a Nature Portrait

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Make a portrait of yourself in stones or dirt, leaves, twigs

Make a Nature Badge

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Stick some tape to their jacket or t-shirt and stick on small items of their choosing. Adapt into a nature crown by sticking tape onto a cardboard strip and creating a crown to decorate.