Welcome to forage|create|love
Welcome! I’m Ann, a home-educating mama who lives in the New Forest with my husband Kevin, our 5 year old daughter Phoenix, our two year old son Forrest and our cat Muad'Dib.
We are all about living a creative life closely connected to nature, following our hearts and minds in the moment and discovering all the beauty & joy that surrounds us... Read More
Dandelion Pancakes & Dandelion Fritters
It is finally Dandelion season! Along with our honey, breads, crisps & jams we wanted to try something new so this year we made Dandelion Pancakes & Dandelion Fritters and we loved both, especially the fritters! I think it's become my new favourite spring lunch.
Chocolate Bug Bark
As you all know I always try to find something edible to do with the topic we are learning about and this chocolate bug bark was perfect to go with our insect topic.
Learning How Insects see: Compound Eyes
We've been learning about insects over here and one of the things we learned about today was Compound eyes and how insects see. The kids had a lot of fun with this incredibly simple activity!
How Pollination Works Demo
We spent some time learning about pollination and this little activity was the perfect demonstration of how bees pollinate flowers.
Learning A Bout Sharks: Jaw Pinch Bowl & Skin Experiment
These are from a couple of weeks ago now but since we have now moved on from sharks I thought I'd share these two little projects we did which were really great fun! The first was a shark jaw pinch pot and a shark skin demonstration.
Our Timeline of Life on Earth
Learning about fossils and rocks really triggered Nixie's curiosity and made her want to learn more about all of the creatures that have come and gone. So we embarked on a journey that began 4.6 billion years ago to learn about life on our planet and how it evolved. As a way to do something really special with this we decided to begin a family art project of making our favourite creatures from each time period using polymer clay.
Mixed Media Clay Seahorses
Today we ended up having a super slow cosy day at home. The first thing we did was learn a bit more about seahorses and decided which our favourites are. Nixie's favourite is the pygmy seahorse. Our clay seahorses we had made a few days ago are finally dry so we finished those up today.
Sea Themed Sugar Cookies
We have been learning quite a bit about various sea creatures, including molluscs, cephalopods and bony fish particularly seahorses and sometimes I find it really difficult to find edible projects to go with our topics but the one thing that always works is making sugar cookies and buying whatever themed cookie cutters that are needed.