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As part of your daily exercise or from your window or front door. We invite you to take a breath, close your eyes and enjoy a moment or two of silence with nature.
If you have a garden or are able to go out. Go to the first plant, bush or tree you see.
Close your eyes, take a breath and with your eyes still closed, slowly, feel over and along the plant, bush or tree ..the stem..the leaves
What do you notice?...where is it rough/smooth, sharp, soft, bristly, how many textures can you notice.
If you are unable to go out or do not have a garden. You can try the same approach using a houseplant or flowers.
Where is the softest part of the plant or flower?
How do the various parts connect to each other?
Check out our homepage and social for further the other nature connection invitations in this series and a new weekly set of family activities related to making and traditional skills.
Parents of students from Ashburton Primary School, Devon UK share their experiences of outdoors education from the Old Skills New Ways craft camp.Read more
Students from Year 5 Ashburton Primary School, Devon UK share their experiences of outdoors education from the Old Skills New Ways craft camp.Read more
Michelle Horton - Secondary Design and Technology teacher from Coombeshead Academy, Newton Abbot, UK - shares her thoughts on educating outdoors and her experience of working in the Old Skills New Ways craft camp.Read more