Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
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Holistic Planning

Theme:
A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):
Eyes
Hands
Heart
Head
Age:
3-6
7-12

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Design Maintenance: looking after your creation Show gratitude to people who have helped with the project by inviting them to the site and offering a gift of the children's choosing (e.g. herbal tea from the garden).
Design Maintenance: looking after your creation List the tasks that will need to be done in the long term and create a chart for getting them done (e.g. watering garden, who'll do it in term-time and holidays?).
Design Creative expression See examples of other people's creative expression through song, dance, painting, nature art, model-making etc. by hosting events or visiting places (such as museums, outdoor exhibitions etc.).
Design Creative expression Experience other people (children and adults) creating things together.
Design Creative expression Play with designing with sand (in sandboxes or at the beach), clay or other natural materials.
Design Creative expression Build with clay bricks, sticks and other natural materials (e.g. fairy dens).
Design Creative expression Experience a dream circle (in which everyone expresses their dream/vision for a project/event).
Design Creative expression Assemble loose parts or creative objects to create own play space.
Design Creative expression Share own ideas, choices and dreams.
Design Creative expression Have a party to celebrate a creation in which they were involved in the design process.
Design Creative expression See their own creative work being appreciated by others.
Design Making choices See, taste, smell different options (e.g. different plants for a garden), then choose which ones they want.
Design Making choices Decide where things go through play (e.g. toy chickens, bees, shed etc.).
Design Making choices See how their ideas can be included into something which is made (e.g. garden/ bridge/ tree house).
Design Making choices Be involved in making choices that are the best for all.
Design Making choices Appreciate and celebrate the group work we have done together (whether making choices, collective artwork etc.).
Design Making choices Accept that their first preference isn't always the chosen option considering all other factors (including other people's preferences, resources, ethics).
Design Making choices Become familiar with vocabulary such as choices and design.
Design Surveying the landscape and people Experience different microclimates in different weather, notice the differences with all your senses.
Design Surveying the landscape and people Observe and recognise well designed systems in the human environment (e.g. school kitchen, permaculture garden/farm, city squares that have multiple functions etc.).

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