10 Ideas for Exploring Clouds

7 August 2016
Cloud Making

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion. This is the place to go now.”

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The Sand Dog Sculpture – Update on Fake Claims

26 February 2016
Sand Dog

What would you create with a bag of sand?

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A Simple CZ Marina Mural

28 December 2015
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Who says murals have to be complex.

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Using Leaves for Learning – 10 Ideas

20 September 2013
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A collection worth looking at

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Beautiful Miniature Worlds

16 August 2013
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The potential & possibilities of mini worlds for children of all ages

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Colour Vacuum

13 July 2013
Colour Vacuum Dandelion

How to make colour searches more sophisticated using the Colour Vacuum app.

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Using Thinking Journals Outside

14 May 2013
Thinking Child

Sue Dixon of The Thinking Child Consultancy shares ideas about Thinking Journals.

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A Maths Stick Picture Game

30 April 2013

Sticks, children and maths outdoors are the perfect combination for learning!

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Rainy Day Rubbings – Exploring Pattern Outside

23 April 2013
Plant Rubbings

When investigating patterns outside, there are many ways of doing this. On rainy days it could be…..

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Have you got Wild Weather?

29 March 2013
Mud Slide

Ideas for wild weather situations.

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Wishing Rods and Speed Brakers

19 March 2013

Folklore and mythology through beech trees.

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The Art of Plant Study Outside

9 March 2013
Plant Study

Art and science combine outdoors in the study of plants.

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DIY Woolly Welly Warmers

23 January 2013
Welly Warmers

Wellies keep feet dry but not often as warm as we’d like our toes to be!

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Exploding Leaves

15 December 2012
Leaf Explosions

Children like explosions and autumn is a great time for leaf explosions!

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The Advent Garden – Christmas Outdoors

1 December 2012
Advent Garden

An alternative Advent Calendar.

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The Inside-Out Woolly Tree

25 November 2012
Woolly Tree

Guerilla knitters and yarn bombing.

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Art, Design, Maths and Playground Markings

20 November 2012
Formula for Living Bloor

Playground markings that aren’t your average hopscotch or alphabet snake.

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The Glamis Monster

3 November 2012
Glamis Monster

One of the most impressive low level features at Glamis Adventure Playground is the monster.

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After the Storm – A Transient Art Project

26 October 2012
After the storm

Twenty-five years ago this month, storms ripped through the south of England causing massive disruption.

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The Stone Jetty Ramblings

1 September 2012
Public Art

Public works of art are a great idea for free activities for the family.

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A Flock of Words

15 August 2012
Flock of Words

Art and literacy outdoors with a flock of words and birds!

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A Physically Interactive Sculpture

28 July 2012

One of the reasons we have public works of art is to inspire us.

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A Pebble Mosaic and Random Acts of Discovery

25 July 2012
Pebble Mosaic

Pebble mosaics in public spaces inspire features in school grounds.

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A Fish Trail not a Fishy Tale

21 July 2012
Fishy Trail

The Fish Trail shows just how creative a trail can be, enabling anyone to enjoy science, language, art, people and place.

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Felt Feet

11 July 2012
Making Felt

Keeping toes toasty with felt feet!

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A Quick Lick of Paint

6 June 2012
Fence Makeover

What do your fences look like?

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There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden…

23 May 2012
Clay Worms

Clay worms and minibeasts.

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Guerrilla Environmental Art

2 May 2012
Clay Art

Expressive Arts Outside training session results.

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A Seascape to Whet the Appetite

4 April 2012
Deep Sea Diver

For lots of creative children and staff this was only the beginning.

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Bringing nature into a Czech Nursery

5 October 2011
Rope Trail

Outdoor spaces in a Czech nursery school.

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Outdoor Art: Using Peg Looms to Weave

23 September 2011
Outdoor Peg Loom

Weaving with a peg loom – from fleece to rug.

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Outdoor Art: Felting Stones

10 September 2011
Felted Stones

Felting stones is a really simple activity to do outside.

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Outdoor Art: Using Gathered Wool to Make Felt

24 August 2011

Early summer is a good time to look for wool, as sheep begin to shed their coats.

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Cowgate Under 5’s Centre – Come and Look!

7 August 2011
Cowgate Nursery

Capturing the ethos and values of this city nursery.

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Give your Ugly Fence a Makeover

31 July 2011
Fence Makeover

Make more of your walls and fences with these ideas.

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Eco Art in the School Grounds

25 May 2011
Eco Art

There was a big focus on reusing unwanted items.

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It’s a fence party! Come and see!

16 May 2011
Fence Party

It certainly made my day seeing a fence “facelift” like this.

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Making skeletons (using sticks)

30 April 2011
Stick Skeletons

This blog post is entirely inspired by Judy Duncan, a Primary 7 teacher at Kingswells Primary School in Aberdeen.

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From Reflections into Symmetry Outdoors

24 April 2011
Reflections into Symmetry

Various reflective surfaces can be created or found.

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17 April 2011
Pace Eggs

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

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