What do you get when you mix nature, children and art?

Q: What do you get when you mix nature, children and art? A: Happy, healthy children engaging creatively with nature. In this nature art class we were learning about Owls and their habitat, however we will keep the lesson plan for another day. Today I will share with you how you can provide an opportunity for creative nature play with just a …

We are all branches from the same tree

“If we are to create peace in our world, we must begin with our children.” Mahatma Gandhi The students give new life to a fallen branch with the help of their creative imagination. The fallen branch was once part of a living tree – which is a story in itself. A tree can represent the shared roots and branches of every …

Happy Summer

‘There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth.’ Thich Nhat Hanh I can’t think of a more magical time than right now during the summer months to reawaken that deep-rooted connection we all have with nature. Here are 5 magical and enchanting activities …

Happy Fathers Day

My father gifted my 3 brothers and I a lifetime of treasured memories immersed in nature. He taught me how to climb a tree, hunt for agates and discover the magic- hidden in a chrysalis. He instilled in me, a deep love and repsect for the natural world which led me on this sacred journey of helping others rediscover the …

Engaging a Child’s Imagination

Inviting all kindergartens, schools, playgroups, educators, parents, grandparents to join us for the  International Build a Fairy House and Den Week 2016, from June 21 to June 28! With a mission to help raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life. Download your FREE FAIRY HOUSE & DEN BUILDING BOOKLET here: http://educatingheartnatureart.com/fairy-house-download/ “Creativity is as important …

Why Nature Art Matters

CHILDREN NEED TO BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH NATURE Children’s emotional and affective values of nature develop earlier than their abstract, logical and rational perspectives (Kellert 2002). We need to allow children to develop their biophilia, their love for the Earth, before we ask them to save it. Here is a beautiful and magical way for …

NATURE ART PROGRAM

Are you that teacher that wishes to connect your students to Mother Earth’s Heart? Watch the video: Or that parent or individual that would like to start up your very own nature art camp? Why not try the short introductory course We would love you to join us this month: NATURE ART PROGRAM Heres what others have been saying from around …

Taking the class into Nature – it’s powerful!

FALLING IN LOVE WITH NATURE All children need to see and experience trees to understand their deep-rooted connection to these magnificent beings and the positive impact they have on our well being. Continuing our project “MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES” – inspired by a beautiful piece of music by Jon Sherman – Butterfly Blue (see previous …

MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES

My latest nature based art project  “MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES” –  infuses music, art and drama with other curriculum subjects into a magical, colourful performance with an environmental message. Art, music and drama should be part of every child’s basic education. Just like nature, the arts are part of what make us human. We have been creating art …

In Beauty May You Walk

Part of my work as a nature educator is helping adults to rekindle that love affair with nature that has been lost and bringing harmony and balance back into their lives. And one of the simplest ways to begin nurturing a deep love and respect for the natural world is to take a walk in the woods. Watch the video …