GROWING UP IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

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.” Yesterday at Educating the Heart with Nature Art we were making …

Gourmet Food From Nature

Today I got to hang out with my beautiful daughter who is a vegan studying to be a nutritionist. Jasmine appreciates how important a well balanced diet is for our children. She believes as adults, we need to be positive role models for the children in our lives and I wholeheartedly agree with her. She is creating a deliciously – rustic, …

THE JOY OF LEARNING

Here is part one of my latest nature art project “Telling our Stories with the Help of Nature’s Muses” – A three week joy filled learning exploration of our interconnectedness, life cycles and celebrations of all life. As Spring blooms so too do the grade one students of Khalsa Elementary School as they learn how to tell their stories orally, …

Nurturing an intimate relationship with nature (Trees)

Continuing our investigation of the spirit of nature, we delved deeper into our relationship with trees. By allowing students to choose their own tree, they feel an instant connection. They can feel the texture of the tree, watch it swaying in the wind. They can explore the birds and insects that live in and around the tree. Today we learned about Canadian …

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

I just recently watched a short video : HOW SOCIETY KILLS YOUR CREATIVITY (You can view the video for yourself by following the link at the bottom of the page). Here is an excerpt from the article written by ALANNA KETLER in the Collective Evolution. “In many cases, the school system doesn’t celebrate gifts in the realm of art, music, poetry etc. Rather, the …

The Power of Nature Play – Once Upon a Time

Imaginations flourish outdoors in nature Nature provides the best environment for creative adventures with found objects. A few sticks, flowers, pebbles, rocks and twine…can offer a child of any age hours of creative fun and learning opportunities. Nature gifts the most beautiful organic open-ended materials for all sorts of creative exploration. Storytelling with nature One of my favourite nature based art activities for children …

Slow down

Many of us feel over worked, over whelmed and stressed out; experiencing a real sense of disconnection with the natural world. When we feel like this its a sign to look at our priorities and make some changes. As we rush through our lives, it’s easy to lose focus on what is really important. Yesterday, I took time out to sketch …

Valentines Day – Rekindling a Love Affair with Nature

I dont really celebrate Valentines Day, however, this year I feel its an opportunity to unite on this Valentine’s Day to let us rekindle our Love Affair with Nature The beautiful and inspiring Thich Nhat Hahn wrote ” Real change will happen only when we fall in love with our planet. Only love can show us how to live in harmony with …

WILD NATURE ART WEEKEND FOR ADULTS

Your invited to join us for a Wild Nature Art Weekend 4th-6th Aug 2017 Let Go, Reconnect and Get Creative in the beautiful Okanagn, BC Marghanita will take you through her 12 chapter, Internationally renowned, Nature Art Program, condensing the chapters into bite sized creative explorations. Rich authentic experiences Throughout the weekend we will explore natures rhythms and kiss the …

FREE NATURE ART CALENDAR 2017

Good Morning beautiful people… It gives me great pleasure to share with you a little gift – a small thank you for your love and support. I hope the 2017 Nature Art Calendar will inspire you and your students, family and friends to get creative in nature throughout the year. Just click on the link below to download your free copy, please …