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
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Learn about the life cycle of different plants, flowering and non-flowering.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Describe the uses of local plants and trees.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Learn about photosynthesis - how plants use the energy from the sun to make wood (carbon) and oxygen (which we breath).
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Learn why it is important to have lots of different types of plants and trees, and how different ones are adapted to different conditions or niches (e.g. sun vs shade, wet vs dry) etc.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Learn about the different parts of a plant; root, stem/trunk, leaf, flower, fruit.
Plants and trees Creating arts and crafts from natural materials Spend a night in a forest camping in a self-built shelter.
Plants and trees Creating arts and crafts from natural materials Use tools to create useful items with natural resources e.g. carve a wooden butter knife, weave a basket, dye wool.
Plants and trees Creating arts and crafts from natural materials Create a shelter from materials that you can find around you in the forest such as sticks, bark, bracken, leaves.
Plants and trees Creating arts and crafts from natural materials Tie 4 sticks together using square lashing to make a picture frame. Walk around the woods (or other natural area) placing the picture frame in different places as if it is a painting.
Plants and trees Creating arts and crafts from natural materials Weave a basket and use it to collect plants which you forage.

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