RME Outdoors

15+ Christmas Outdoor Activities for Early Years and Primary

1 November 2017
Star Stick

How to enjoy an outdoor festive time

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A Recycled Xmas Tree

8 January 2017
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New life to the old tree

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A Christmas Light Walk

1 December 2016
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The magic of Christmas begins

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St Andrew’s Day – 10 Outdoor Celebrations

22 October 2016
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Celebrate Scotland’s National Day – Outside!

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Well Dressing in Derbyshire – A Nature Art Custom

1 June 2016
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A village custom and a perfect outdoor art idea

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Halloween – 10 Fearsomely Good Outdoor Ideas

28 October 2015
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Are you too scared to read this ?

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Love Locks and School Leaver Locks

7 October 2015
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A leaver’s legacy from a school visit to Paris

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Wet Weather Nature Symmetry Circles

24 August 2015
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Today has been a wet, rainy day. It was perfect for creating nature circles – or mandalas – depending upon how you choose to introduce and contextualise the activity. For me, I am interested in the mathematical element of this work. I’ve blogged about symmetry several times using reflections as an introduction in the early […]

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10 Ideas for Exploring Big Boulders

7 July 2015
The star

A much-loved feature by children of all ages

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Holly

25 November 2014
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Nine years ago I planted a holly tree in front of my house. It has grown slowly but steadily and now stands at about 2m tall. Last winter I was delighted to discover that it was a female tree. There were three berries on it. This did surprise me because there are no holly trees that […]

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The Biblical Garden

11 August 2014
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A couple of months ago, I was passing through Elgin and took the opportunity to visit the Biblical Garden, which is the only one of its kind in Scotland. Having never visited before, I was rather intrigued to find out more.  They are known for housing some or all of the plants mentioned in the Bible. […]

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The Clootie Tree

19 April 2014
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Recently I visited the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and World Centre for Peace and Health. Whilst walking around the Peace Garden, I came across the Clootie Tree. It was impossible to ignore such was the blaze of colour and vibrancy even on that dull, overcast day.

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Buddhist Prayer Flags

12 April 2014
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As a Scottish primary teacher, I have to teach Religious and Moral Education which includes learning about other religions, not simply Christianity. Often people wonder how religious education can undertaken outdoors. It is easy to forget that the main world religions pre-date our obsession with indoor education by many centuries. Many religions and key religious texts […]

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Daffodil Stories and Celebrations

15 March 2014
Daffodil Principle

Ways to welcome the daffodils appearance

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10 Ways to Listen, Tune In and Simply Be

14 January 2014
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Relax, look, feel and listen. Really, really listen.

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Make a Wish for 2014

30 December 2013
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A resolution with hope 🙂

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5 Ways to Re-use your Xmas Tree

26 December 2013
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Would love to know your ideas too…

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The Mathematics of Festive Crafts

14 December 2013
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Recap the term’s work!

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Best in the Show

6 August 2013
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Outdoor ideas abound from the Turriff Show

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Does Money Grow on Trees?

23 March 2013

If this arises as a topic of conversation, little children may wish to see if they can find ways of making a money tree.

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Wishing Rods and Speed Brakers

19 March 2013

Folklore and mythology through beech trees.

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New Year – New Perceptions

4 January 2013
Upside Down

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The Potential of a New Year

30 December 2012
The Star

We all bear some responsibility for the state of the planet.

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The Advent Garden – Christmas Outdoors

1 December 2012
Advent Garden

An alternative Advent Calendar.

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A Very Berry Harvest

4 October 2012
Very Berry Harvest

Most religious festivals began when our ancestors spent more time outdoors.

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I’m in Charge of Celebrations: Earth Day Book Activity

8 April 2012
I'm in charge of celebrations

Earth Day and celebrations – are you in charge of them?

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The Easter Egg Trail

31 March 2012
Happy Easter

Ropes, chalk, painted stones and chocolate eggs!

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How to Make a Fractal Dragon with Sticks

4 February 2012
Fractal Dragon

Now that the Chinese New Year has arrived, 2012 is officially the Year of the Dragon.

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Eggs

17 April 2011
Pace Eggs

Pace eggs are a lovely natural addition to any egg celebrations.

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A Christmas Tree Enterprise

15 December 2010
Sitka Spruce Seedling

Sitka spruce seedlings grow prolifically in Scotland.

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Doves – Celebrating Journeys

5 August 2010
Doves

Before the doves were released, every child held a dove.

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A-maze-ing labyrinths at The Coombes School

28 July 2010
Coombes School Maze

A labyrinth has been adopted as the school’s symbol.

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Season’s greetings!

25 December 2009
The Star

A festive video from the Children & Nature Network.

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