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Autumn Nature Activities for Children

Irmgard Kutsch and Brigitte Walden Translated by Ronald Koetzsch Foreword by Marie Luise Kreuter

96 pp.  
8 1/4" x 9"
Illustrations: 108 Color

Floris Books


Published:  September 2005


This book is packed full of fun nature activities that will help children engage with the season and learn practical new skills. The authors present a mix of indoor and outdoor activities for autumn, including picking and cooking fruit, basket-making, building houses and shelters, looking after birds, working with beeswax and making paper.

The activities in this book are based on practical experience from the Children's Nature and Garden Centre in Reichshof, and are fully tried and tested.



    Harvesting fruit and vegetables
    Where Do Fruit and Vegetables Come from?
    Biodynamic Farms and the Environment
    Natural Wholefoods in the Kindergarten
    Eating Together: A Good Influence
    Understanding How Things Are Connected: Training the Senses
    Recipes for Freshly-Harvested Fruit
    Drying Fruit for the Winter

    Plants Used for Basket-Making
    Making a Willow Basket or a Hanging Basket for Flowers
    Weaving Round or Oval Objects
    Simple Houses and Huts
    Building: Putting down Roots
    Imaginative Structures: Large and Small
    Building as an Archetypal Experience
    Building a House Together: Developing Social Skills
    House-Building in the Third Grade
    A Dedication Ceremony

    Caring for birds
    Food for Birds
    Working with beeswax
    Modelling with Beeswax
    Beeswax: A Precious Material
    Dipping Candles
    Making paper
    History and Production of Paper
    Making Paper with Children
    Painting and handicrafts without toxic chemicals
    Paste and Plaster
    Sand Pictures
    Nature Mobile
    Pan Pipes

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