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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
There were so many crafts and art projects I wanted us to do together when we were learning about the weather but there's never enough time for everything so in this post I share 13 art projects we did manage to do.
In this post I share how made a Wind Sock, a DIY Wind Vane, a DIY Thermometer, a DIY Barometer, a Cloud In A Jar, A Raincloud Experiment, a STEM Challenge: Building a Hurricane Proof Structure, How To Grow A Rainbow and the classic Skittles Rainbow experiment.
We talked about how our Earth is surrounded by a layer of gases called the atmosphere and it is this layer that protects our Earth and helps to provide the conditions that make life possible as in not too hot or not too cold. Our atmosphere has 5 different layers which are the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere & exosphere. This is a super simple project that you can do at home with ingredients you may already have in your house.
When we started talking about all the different bodies of water that exist on our planet we talked a lot about the importance of keeping our water clean. Water is sacred and without we wouldn't be able to survive. We created our own DIY Oil Spill, A freshwater vs. salt water polymer clay graph.
We have been learning about bodies of water and one of the creative projects that we did alongside that were these freshwater mixed media paintings. I asked Nixie & Forrest what type of body of water they wanted to focus on and they decided on Freshwater lakes so we spent some time researching what kind of fish live there and which were their favourites.
Nixie wanted to make something that could fly so we searched the internet for ideas and found so many baking soda rockets so we thought we'd have a go at making one. I was a bit dubious that it would actually go very high into the sky but I was pleasantly proved wrong!
We've been learning about bodies of water and the importance of water and how without it we wouldn't be able to survive, that water is truly sacred. We've been talking a lot about how we need to protect our oceans and all bodies of water so we made these little necklaces and pendants.