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Making Mud Pies

Making Mud Pies

03/05/2013

Making Mud Pies Every child should make mud pies at some point in their childhood - in fact the National Trust named the activity as number 13 in their book of "50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4". Here are some suggestions for how to make mud pies with pre-school children using different materials and textures and how to extend their learning while playing in the mud. You can find the printable lesson plan here. ...

Measuring In The Garden - Hand & Feet Estimating

Measuring In The Garden - Hand & Feet Estimating

10/02/2011

You Are The Ruler - Measuring In The Garden - Seed Depths and Widths, Bed Sizes A lot of garden measuring is done by eye, by pacing or by using hands and pencils rather than with a ruler to hand. This activity from My First Garden (a site for children developed bt the University of Illinois) teaches children to measure their body parts in order to be able to use that information for their garden planting. Estimating is a core mathematical skill and this idea makes it easy to est...

Get Your Hands Dirty

Get Your Hands Dirty

19/06/2009

Get Your Hands Dirty This is a pack which you can download from the Growing Schools site. You can ask to be sent a nice hard card A4 box folder to keep all the resources in, and then download and print the documents you want to put in the folder. The pack covers growing things in containers, small bits of land and greenhouses, and keeping a variety of animals for education and food production on school grounds ...

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