How’s your sense of direction? Birds, butterflies and other creatures travel thousands of miles each year without as much as a map. How do they do it? At this migration themed workshop we learnt about all the different ways migrant creatures navigate, made our own sundials and helped feed our tired new visitors.
We slipped on some boots and searched for newts! At a Brockwell Park workshop we learnt about their life cycle, their camouflage and how to spot the males with their crests. We made some leaf inspired newt artwork and played our camouflage challenge!
Sadly the newts were hiding from us but we did find some gorgeous tadpoles!
I recently visited two nurseries for some early years storytelling. Puppets, music, dinosaurs and sensory crafts galore!
‘The session was all day and all ages of children had a good amount of Helen’s time and there was always something going on whether it be an activity, story or singing. I feel the session was very well organised and communication between Helen and nursery staff meant the day ran smoothly so I wouldn’t change anything about the day.’ – Cheryl, Kids Capers Day Nursery
Hear the story of Costa Rica’s endangered spider monkeys and build model wildlife bridges to keep them safe from predators and human settlements. Together storyteller Helen Tozer and rainforest ecologist Jenna Lawson will discuss the threats posed by deforestation, and our role in combating it, as well as how wildlife corridors can help spider monkeys survive in a precious but endangered ecosystem they contribute so much to.
Please send us your questions! We’d love to talk about them during the workshop. You can submit these questions on Eventbrite when you register for this event or add them to the live chat on the day.
You will need:
Coloured pencils or felt-tips
Something to build with, for example, a construction toy like LEGO® or DUPLO® bricks; or clean packaging from your recycling bin; or a collection of small objects from around your home.
This workshop is aimed at children aged 7-11 and their families.
LEGO® and DUPLO® are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this event.
Calling all old souls with young hearts! I’ll be leading a storytelling walk as part of the Walk Tonbridge Festival. All funds raised will be going to Sustain, our local community food bank. It’ll be featuring a mixture of local traditional tales and those from around the world.
Basildon is set to come alive with MUSIC, STREET ART, THEATRE, FAMILY FUN and much, much more!
As part of the New Town Sounds festival I’ll be storytelling and crafting on the first floor of Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday 11th September 2021. No need to book, just come along!
Who needs to fly away for adventure? There are superheroes everywhere, from Anansi, the original spiderman of West Africa, to the magical pearl divers of Japan and the warriors that inspired our modern day Wonder Woman. You don’t have to travel far to meet them so pack your bags and come enjoy this free storytelling event! The morning sessions are ideal for our youngest superheroes and they’ll be plenty of interactive dance, music and singing. The afternoon sessions will have lots to keep the over 7’s occupied, with duelling competitions and superheroes challenges.
After the stories you’ll have the chance to make your very own superhero mask and passport to take home. There are superheroes among us! If we have something worth fighting for, we can all be superhuman.
11am and 12pm for 6 year olds and under
2pm, 3pm and 4pm for 7-11 year olds
Siblings also welcome along.
Eastgate Shopping Centre, Southernhay, Basildon SS14 1EB, 11am-4pm
A storytelling walk in Haysden Country Park in partnership with the Walk Tonbridge Festival. We’ll be raising funds for local community bank Sustain. This walk will be for all ages and will feature a mix of traditional stories from the U.K. and around the world.