Over this Easter break why not in­cor­po­rate the nat­u­ral world into some chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties?

Highfields' Own - - EDUCATION -

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.

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