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 Fire Feel the warmth of an open fire.
Plants and trees Fire Be safe around a fire (by staying at the edge of the fire circle unless invited in by an adult)
Plants and trees Fire Feed a campfire safely with dry, brown wood.
Plants and trees Fire Collect wild garlic and use it to make garlic bread over the campfire.
Plants and trees Fire Tell stories and sing songs around a fire.
Plants and trees Fire Go on a candlelit procession outside at night, carrying candles in lanterns which they have made or decorated themselves from recycled materials (e.g. jam jars). Optionally, older children could be stationed along the procession dressed in costume and acting out/telling a story.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees See that seeds have different mechanisms for dispersal.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Recognise whether a plant is healthy or sick.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Observe how different trees perform different functions in a designed or natural system.
Plants and trees Discovering the properties and uses of different wild and cultivated plants and trees Do a detailed plant study: Spend some time connecting to a particular plant, looking at it, drawing or painting it. Notice where it is growing and how it changes through the seasons. Then research it, where it likes to grow, what uses it has etc.

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