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!
Making beautiful newts!
Have you ever wondered what the garden looks like to our bees? How do they know which flowers to visit? How can they see even very tiny flowers blowing about on windy days?
At Brockwell Park I lead a craft and storytelling session. We made UV-like lenses, a bee collage, we played planted some bee friendly flowers. We’ve BEEN busy!
Happy National Homemade Bread Day! Why not make bread with your little brood just like the Little Red Hen?
Whilst your bread is in the oven you could listen to my version of the Little Red Hen story:
Happy National Storytelling Week one and all!
This Shona story from Zimbabwe explains how cats came to live indoors.
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This Indian folktale cautions us against trying to be too clever. You never know where your cunning might lead!
Content warning: this story discusses death. It is suitable for ages 6 and upwards with supervision advised for under 11’s.
This Hawaiian legend explains why we have the seasons and why you should always listen to your grandmother!
A fun, silly old English folk tale story to cheer your spirits! If you enjoy it, please consider buying me a coffee:
This story is perfect for young hearts and old souls.
This mathematical folktale from India shows just how powerful a young girl with a head for numbers can be! When the foolish Raja underestimates her, Chandra uses exponential growth to teach him a lesson.
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A loyal jellyfish pledges to save the Dragon Queen – but at what cost?
This Japanese story was originally sourced from ‘Japanese Fairy Tales’ by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Some details have been changed in this retelling.