Over this Easter break why not incorporate the natural world into some children’s activities?
Learning is much more engaging when the content is relevant to what is happening in a child’s immediate life. So this Easter holiday break, when you are racking your brain for things to keep the kids occupied while they’re at home, why not incorporate their natural surroundings.
With all the autumn leaves lying in Highfields’ parks, initiate a collage project, have the children collect and identify different types of trees form their leaves, or stencil and then colour in the leaves for a permanet record.
You can also look at things such as which season caterpillars make their cocoons and how long until a butterfly hatches as a way of incorporating a little biology and maths.
So this school holidays think outside the box and get your inspiration from what’s right under your nose.
Once the kids start to get drawn in by the activity they will create their own momentum with it.