Wild and Free

All children need time to play outdoors… to let their imaginations run wild and free This beautiful 5 year old wanted to fly and so she did! Wild and Free And soon all the other children were flying in and out of the trees, some were fairies, some were dragonflies; others were birds and butterflies… It was their game, their adventure, their …

Friday Forest Magic

First came the little fawn, a very curious little being, just like a child full of wonder, her mother watching from a distance.         Then later in the evening down came these two young Prince’s gracing us with their magnificent beauty.       These playful souls had my spirit dancing – what a joy, what a …

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 …

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 …

The power of nature – our illuminating moon

Her peaceful smile speaks to my heart – whispers of love have my spirit dancing. Spellbound by her illuminating beauty, I am reminded of our own illuminating beauty and how each one of us radiates our own unique love and light. Radiant and joyous in her fullness, her joy gifts me joy, her peace gifts me peace. She is balanced …

MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES

My latest nature based art project  “MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES” –  infuses music, art and drama with other curriculum subjects into a magical, colourful performance with an environmental message. Art, music and drama should be part of every child’s basic education. Just like nature, the arts are part of what make us human. We have been creating art …

Do You Wish To Connect Your Students With Nature?

Are you that teacher that wishes to connect your students to Mother Earth’s Heart? Do you wish to foster a deep love and connection with nature? Encourage your students to explore and celebrate their unique sense of creativity? Educating the Heart through Nature Art is a 12-chapter online course that walks educators through a series of exercises and activities designed …