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Spring Nature Activities for Children

Irmgard Kutsch and Brigitte Walden Translated by Jane R. Helmchen Foreword by Bärbel Höhn

96 pp.  
8 1/4" x 9"
Illustrations: 165 Color

Floris Books


Published:  January 2006


This book is packed full of fun nature activities that will help children engage with the season and learn practical new skills. Activities for spring include building bird nesting boxes, sprouting seeds, landscaping and planting a garden, using plant-based dyes and paints, milk processing and beekeeping.

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


Our Native Birds in Spring
Even Younger Children Can Help Build a Nesting Box
Nesting Help for Birds
Sowing, sprouting, growing
Sprouting Grain
Caring for Flowers
Sprouting Walnuts

Creating garden spaces
Garden Work and Health
Landscaping a Garden as a Group Project
What to Consider When Landscaping a Garden
Landscaping Ideas

Plant-based dyes and paints
Making Dyes
Colour Chart for Plant Dyeing
Characteristics of Plants Used for Dyeing
Painting with Plant-Based Paints
The Invigorating Effect of Plant Colours
Milk processing
The Cow -- Serving Humankind Since Ancient Times
Milk -- Lifeblood of the Child
From Forest Bees to Beekeeping
The Bee Colony -- Structure and Organization
Biology of the Bee
Bee Products
How Can Children Be Included in Beekeeping?

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