The Power of Imagination – Soup, Bugs and Journals

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Imagination stirs in nature…

The students decided they would make soup. The giant tractor tire became the cooking pot. The students gathered cones, grasses and wildflowers to add to their bubbling soup.

Later the tire became a sailing boat and then a witches couldron.

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. – Einstein

Older students documented their soup making in their nature journals. Tree rubbings and bug paintings were added to the journals too.

We protect what we love

Studies show playing outdoors is not only good for the mind and imagination, body, and spirit of children but also for nature itself. The more opportunities children are given to play outdoors with nature, such as catching bugs, digging in the dirt and getting up close and intimate with trees, the more likely they are to develop a nurturing attitude towards it.

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Imagine you were a rock – what story would you tell?

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

Let us make 2017 a year of joy-filled learning through creative play

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Here is a FREE PDF Booklet on How to Make a Simple Art Table for your outdoor space: ART TABLE

More inspiration can be found here: FREE NATURE ART CALENDAR 2017

“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

Where will your imagination take you today?

Wishing you all lot’s of fun, joy and laughter in nature this week. Love and Peace, Marghanita x

If you would like to learn more about teh NATURE ART PROGRAM – visit: Educating the Heart

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