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Tuesday, 13 December 2022
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Why not get festive with these super seasonal activities to keep children busy over the Christmas period.

Ages 4 - 6

  • Use this Spotty Leaves video demonstrating how to use natural materials from farms and countryside to make a variety of arts and craft projects.
  • Use this brilliant Little Whittling resource by Learning through Landscapes to learn how to make mice, skittles and wands by using a good quality potato peeler and a sturdy stick of green wood.
  • Use this universally fun Hape Zome Art activity which involves pounding plants to release their natural pigments into cloth to make seasonal pictures such as Christmas trees.

Ages 7 - 11

  • This Cultural Celebrations booklet produced by LEAF Education contains a variety of activities that can be completed at school, at home or on the farm. All the activities are connected to farming, food and the natural environment with a link to cultural and religious themes.
  • Learn how to make festive wreaths, door hangings, tree decorations and much more with this Christmas Rural Crafts resource. There are even tips for setting up a mini enterprise to raise funds so why not have a go?
  • Sample this series of lively and Fun Games and simulations to help pupils learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Ages 11 - 16

  • This Art inspired by Agriculture resource to make beautiful collage designs of insects or alternatively use to make other Christmas themed objects such as robins.
  • Why not have a look through this Winter Activities booklet which has a variety of activity ideas to try out in the winter months, encouraging children to engage with the outdoors and to learn more about food, farming and the countryside during the winter.
  • Why not have a sample through this home educators resource booklet all about Seasonal Celebrations to find some inspirational activities.
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