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Outdoor learning celebration at Cornish school

June 11, 2012
Author: Hannah

Our Schools Team was honoured to be invited to Lostwithiel Primary School’s Outdoor Celebration day the other week. The story started last on a dark November evening when we met with the staff and devised a partnership to encourage outdoor learning in their wonderful grounds. Over a course of six outdoor sessions, our Schools Team [...]

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How to make music with a blade of grass

August 25, 2011
Author: Hannah

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. Create weird sounds using just a blade of grass stretched between your thumbs. It makes a high-pitched squealing noise that will surprise [...]

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How to make origami water bombs

August 17, 2011
Author: Mikki

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. Not only are these water bombs fun to make but great fun to use! Get the whole family involved and see how [...]

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20 things you can make with a cardboard box

August 12, 2011
Author: Tom

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. We all know kids love to play with cardboard boxes. We quite like to play with them ourselves!  From a train to a castle [...]

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Outdoor painting with a difference

August 11, 2011
Author: Mikki

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. Looking for something quick and easy to keep the kids entertained this summer? Try out our homemade outdoor floor paint. It’s simple [...]

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Build dens, make fire, solve riddles in our family outdoor play sessions this summer

August 5, 2011
Author: Hannah

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. Remember making mud pies? Building a den at the bottom of the garden? Digging in sandpits? Those were the days… At Eden we set up Wild [...]

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Make a tie-dye t-shirt with natural plant dyes

August 1, 2011
Author: Hannah

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. Eden’s Carla Wentink explains how to give an old t-shirt your own personal touch by creating spiral coloured patterns with natural plant [...]

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How to build a water assault course

July 15, 2011
Author: Hannah

As part of our Festival of Play season, we’re offering loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play and circus fun to keep your kids occupied this summer. Create a structure that you can use to transport water from A to B with an array of buckets, funnels and pipes. [...]

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