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
Imagination stirs in nature…
Finnegan led the free play with his wild and wonderful imagination, creating home made soup. The giant tractor tire became the cooking pot. The other children helped him gather yummy ingredients such as cones, grasses and wildflowers. Sticks were used for stirring the bubbling soup and little stones became the salt, thrown into the delicious soup with great delight.
Later the tire became a sailing boat.
“There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them, in a real forest. Something emanates from those trees which speaks to the soul, something no book, no museum is capable of giving.” – Maria Montessori
Older students documented their soup making in their nature journals. Tree rubbings and bug paintings were added to the journals too.
“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” ― Ken Robinson
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
Dare to delve into the vastness of your imagination and stimulate the imagination of others.
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