Easy Apple Bird Feeder

This easy apple bird feeder is a great nature craft to do with children, especially in late autumn and into winter when the birds are struggling to find food. Stringing up a feeder or two is also a great way to bring birds into your garden if you want to…

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Campfire Bread on a Stick Recipe

A Forest School activity you can do anywhere Cooking bread on a stick over a campfire is a great Forest School activity that’s suitable for almost any age. The recipe is both super-simple and versatile, catering for vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets, while also allowing lots of scope to adapt…

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Pumpkin Hammering

pumpkin hammering

Pumpkin hammering – or rather, hammering golf tees into pumpkins – is a fabulously easy and fun activity that children love. It is perfect for the autumn season, and, come Halloween, it’s a favourite activity at my forest school sessions. And don’t let the simplicity of the activity fool you….

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How to make pumpkin animals

Last Halloween I had the challenge of putting together a pumpkin trail for small children. This meant carving pumpkins that were friendly rather than frightening, and more gorgeous than gruesome. And so what could be more perfect for little ones than a Pumpkin Animals trail? Want some inspiration and ideas…

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DIY Twig Letters

wrapping a twig letter in colourful wool

Whether you want them for ornaments or to use in a party banner, making DIY twig letters is a wonderfully easy craft to do. Here at Rhubarb and Wren, we’ve been making them for forest school parties, seasonal events, and even as individual letter ornaments to hang on the Christmas…

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Best Ever Giant Bubble Mix Recipe

Giant bubbles made with diy bubble mix recipe and wands

Home-made Bubble Mix Recipe for Long-Lasting, Super-Strong Bubbles Our home-made giant bubble mix recipe comes in two flavours – quick and easy for bubbles ‘now, now, now!’, or (with just a few extra ingredients) frankly brilliant for the biggest, strongest, longest-lasting bubbles you’ve ever seen! Together with our diy giant…

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Eco Glitter Lino Printing with Kids

close up of eco glitter in shades of blue, green and silver ocean colours

An Earth Day Art Activity For this year’s Earth Day, we used our new environmentally-friendly eco glitter, sent to us by the lovely people at Eco Glitter Fun, to make these super-sparkly lino printed fishes. Read on to see how we did it and to find out more about our…

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No-Plastic Play Dough Play!

Plastic-Free Playdough Play Kit

All-Natural Toys, Tools and Accessories for Play Dough In our efforts to go plastic-free, we took a hard look at one of our favourite activities to see what it would take to have plastic-free play dough play-time. It turns out this is really easy to do! We’ve found all sorts…

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