Ferns provocation

Following on from our mushroom investigation we are looking at ferns and have found this lovely page in Plants That Never Ever Bloom. Here is Brisbane some ferns grow like weeds but they are still fascinating! Ferns have be around for 360 million years according to fossils but most of the plants we see appeared … More Ferns provocation

Biomes

Having looked at Landforms we are ready to look at Biomes of the world. I used these cards from Carrots are Orange. We were able to relate them to books about the Biome where we live in Queensland which has temperate and tropical rainforests, wetlands, desert and some spectacular volcanic core mountain ranges. There is so much … More Biomes

Flower Wreaths

In Autumn I put out these dried and plastic flower wreaths for the children to decorate. In Australia the children remember the poppy wreaths from ANZAC Day. However the children often get so involved with decorating the wreaths and spend so much time that they wish they could take them home. So here is an … More Flower Wreaths

Shells discovery

This activity was refined for a Montessori classroom so you may prefer to have a large selection of shells for children to rummage through if you have them. To make the shell book I just googled for colouring in outlines for the shells that I had. It’s lovely to have a wide selection of art … More Shells discovery

Kookaburra puppet

Here is a simple idea to extend your music or group times. The children can make puppets and collect a fallen gum branch for the tree. This is a great example of the song with kookaburra sounds and with the song sung in a round which is good fun to try. Here are the lyrics … More Kookaburra puppet

Mushroom provocation

We have had a bit of rain in sunny Brisbane recently and these beauties have been popping up all over the place. Natures very own provocation scattered about for us to discover. (We found the selection in the top middle picture at the grocers on special.) The Plants-That-Never-Ever-Bloom book is out again. Love these amazing pictures! … More Mushroom provocation