💛🍁🍂🌕✨🐇 How can we bring the traditionally spring festival of Easter to children in Australia in a way that is meaningful?
Observing your natural surroundings is the perfect place to start!
The air is more crisp, some leaves begin to change colour, seedpods are found, the kitchen smells of warming cinnamon, apple and pear and all around us nature begins to slow down.
A weekly nature walk with your child is a wonderful way to spend time observing and building this connection with the natural environment.
The following story will help you draw together elements from nature to form a meaningful Easter celebration with your family:
You may like to read it before setting off in your nature walk!
Make sure you bring a treasure bag for your child to collect natural treasures such as seedpods, coloured leaves, feathers or gumnuts.
Really take your time to be present and observe things with your child.
Which animals, birds, plants have you seen or heard?
What colours are prominent in your environment?
Afterwards, either on a blanket under the trees or back at home provide some art supplies as a subtle invitation to further explore what you’ve seen together. It may be some beeswax modelling, crayons or paints.
I hope this inspires you to create something simple and magical for your own child!
If you have any questions I’d love to hear from you! You can get in touch through my Facebook group and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.