‘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 you can do this summer to help rekindle a love affair with the natural world:
Watch a Sunset
Let the children stay up late and watch the sunset. Time spent in nature opens our hearts and makes us realise we are part of nature too. Give thanks for the gift of the beautiful sunset by saying a prayer. Why not begin a family gratitude journal this summer where everyone is encouraged to make their own entry. Young children can draw what they are grateful for.
Take a Walk in Nature
And get your daily dose of Vitamin N – “The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” – Richard Louv
“When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the earth?”- Carl Jung Wake up and fall in love with Earth – dance barefoot amongst the dandelions; climb trees and chase butterflies; make mudpies and sing with the birds and run wild and free in nature.
Get Creative with Nature
Make a stick person from a fallen branch and create your very own stories – here’s how: STORYTELLING WITH NATURE
Build a Fairy House
It’s International Build A Fairy House and Den Week JUNE 21st – JUNE 28th – Here’s How: FREE PDF BOOKLET
Make a Den
“Creating secret forts, dens, hideouts, and playhouses isn’t just any random kind of play. It’s a universal drive that’s rooted in kids’ healthy development”– David Sobel
Be part of the Solution – join the Revolution!
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson
Wishing you all a very Happy Summer Solstice, love and peace Marghanita x
You can learn more about the NATURE ART PROGRAM here: Educating the Heart