FRIDAY FOREST FUN – Bows and Arrows

Nature and Art are essential for the developing child

The exercises we follow in our nature program are designed to engage mind, body and spirit, which in turn helps the child, grow into a whole being.

The spirit needs to be recognized, nourished, encouraged; the imagination needs space and seeds of wonder to nurture, and the body needs fresh air and exercise.

Froebel believed play was a necessary element in educating the “whole” child allowing them to use all their imaginative powers and physical movements to explore his interests. He stated, “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”

In the short video below you can witness the joy and freedom the children have in expressing themselves creatively and how happy and excited the children are playing and learning outdoors in nature. Watch the video: Gentle Warriors (Bows and Arrows)

When Children and Nature Mix, Something Magical Happens!

That magic is part of childhood and adults can experience that magic too!

In our online NATURE ART PROGRAM I will help you rekindle a love affair with the Natural world; Ignite your personal creative spirit and provide you with a years’ supply of nature based art activities. Bows and Arrows is just one of the new additions to the 2017 online program.

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson

Are you experiencing a sense of disconnection with the natural world? Do you feel uninspired and lacking motivation? Would you like to feel happier, healthier and more creative? Would you like to share what you learn with the children in your life?

If your answer is yes, then I would like to invite you to join us at Educating the Heart and be the change you wish to see in the world.

Wishing you all a magical and enchanting weekend in nature, with love and gratitude, Marghanita xx

Comments 3

  1. Hello from Australia! I just adore everything you do and share. Do you have a tutorial for making Bow and Arrows with the kids. Iam a educator within a democratic, creative Farm/Bush school program and would love to do this with the kids!

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      Good Morning Cassandra, how lovely to hear you have a farm/bush school in Australia – how exciting – I can imagine how wonderful it must be for you and the students…
      The tutorial is part of the online program (a 12 chapter course). Unfortunately I do not have a separate tutorial for the bows and arrows but I hope to provide the chapter which includes the bows as a separate chapter in the not too distant future. Wishing you oodles of nature play this week at the farm, please do stay in touch, we have several educators from Australia taking the online course, it fascinates me to read about their creative adventures in the bush.

      With love and appreciation, Marghanita x

  2. Really loved your approach here and it is something that I have tried over the years to use in my kindergarten classroom over the past 20 years. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts as well as teaching certificates. I have always loved how young children are inspired by their own curiosity, it only makes sense to develop all areas of the young child and allow them to learn and grown in directions that are important to them. Thank you, you are an inspiration to myself as well as the children!

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