This week sees the launch of the brand new book A Year of Nature Walks and Games and we are delighted to showcase the book as part of their blogger book tour. It is written and photographed by child wellbeing author Becky Goddard-Hill from Emotionally Healthy Kids and gardening expert Catherine Hughes from the blog Gowing Family
A Year of Nature Walks and Games is designed for 6- 12 years olds and packed full of fun activities kids can do whilst out and about in nature. The activities are all eco and budget-friendly and will entertain all year round. With ideas such as making and flying a kite and elderflower foraging to make shortbread this lovely contains 52 things to see and do will inspire children to go on a nature walk and have fun outdoors!
Today we are sharing one of the activities from the book to encourage kids to embrace an Autumn nature walk
How to make a leaf rainbow
Take 5 bags with you as you walk and collect different coloured leaves (remember to only take fallen leaves) Make sure it’s not windy or this community art project will just blow away!)
When you feel you have enough leaves and find a big enough clearing to make your rainbow it’s time to get started. Leave this where as many people as possible can see it but not on a pathway that will make it slippy if it rains.
Begin the outer arc of your rain with red if possible (just like a real rainbow) then orange then yellow, green and lastly brown
It’ll be great fun to make and is sure to make passers-by smile.
Blogger Book Tour
To see more wonderful activities from A Year of Nature Walks and Games follow the blogger book tour!
- Rainy Day Homeschooling 28/9
- Penny Reads 29/9
- What the Redhead Said 30/9
- Mummy Mummy Mum 1/10
- Monkey and Mouse 2/10
- We Made This Life 3/10
- Rainy Day Mum 4/10
- We’re Going on an Adventure 5/10
- What Katy Said 6/10
- Emma and 3 7/10
Becky and Catherine are also the authors of A Year of Nature Craft and Play, (awarded Highly Commended in the 2022 Creative Play Awards)