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Holistic Planning

A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Learn how to save water, and how that relates to sustainable living.
Water Playing in water Listen to different sounds of water.
Water Playing in water Observe how different objects float or sink.
Water Playing in water Create and break dams.
Water Playing in water Make a waterfall wall - with different tubes and funnels attached to a board that children can pour water through.
Water Playing in water Play with water, e.g. at a water-table, practice pouring, floating. Reuse water by giving it to plants.
Water Playing in water Paint with watercolors on wet paper, mixing colors as they spread into one another.
Water Playing in water Listen to a story of the journey of water: from a drop to the ocean.
Water Playing in water Do a story massage for a partner - using movements that represent the flowing of water, the pattering of rain and the sun drying up the rain.
Water Water for Life See, touch and smell aquatic plants and animals.
Water Water for Life Find aquatic animals and plants.
Water Water for Life Imagine you are a fish in the sea, meeting different marine life and exploring the shells, plants, underwater caves etc.
Water Water for Life Play the Conductor of the Thunderstorm game - make the sound of a storm, starting with pattering rain by slapping hands on thighs, then faster and harder, with thundering stamping feet - the conductor raises and lowers the volume.
Water Water for Life Song: "The River is Flowing"
Water Water for Life Imagine being the dry earth, and how the gentle rainfall soaks into it, awakening seeds and life inside.
Water Water for Life Learn that water is essential for all plants and animals to live (including humans).
Water Water for Life Learn that we need to drink water and even more in hot weather.
Water Water for Life Learn about animals that live in water.
Water Catching and saving water See different ways of catching rainwater (e.g. roof, tarp etc.)
Water Catching and saving water Catch water in different types of containers when it is raining outside.

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