Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
• You can find an overview of our work on the Background info page.
• You may find it useful to look at the graphical overview of the Themes and Topics, which you can access here.
• To navigate activities according to the Themes and Topics, we suggest you use the "Activities by Theme" menu above.

Search options:
Sub Topic
Age
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
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Explore the question: Does putting our love into the food we cook make a difference? Use the rice experiment - put cooked rice in three jars, one labeled "love", one labelled "hate" and one that is blank. Ignore the blank one and then every day practice saying the word on the label several times. See if there is a difference in how fast the rice decomposes.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Learn about nutrition and having a balanced diet with fruit, vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates. Can the children make up cool names for them or poems to help them remember?
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Learn about ancient traditions of food where you live - what did people eat before there were shops with food from all over the world?
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Find out about how far your food travels before you eat it (go to a supermarket and find out the countries where the ingredients for a meal came from) calculate how many miles were in your meal.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Learn how to read a recipe by practicing together.
Preparing food Helping to prepare food and eating together Identify less common vegetables and fruits available in the local environment, including ones which grow wildly e.g. nettles, cuckoo flower, etc.
Preparing food Planning and using harvests which are grown or foraged Taste food from other cultures (can you involve parents in helping with this?)
Preparing food Planning and using harvests which are grown or foraged Experience community cooking and eating.
Preparing food Planning and using harvests which are grown or foraged Make ferments/dry/use local traditions to preserve harvested or foraged produce.
Preparing food Planning and using harvests which are grown or foraged Organise a harvest celebration and sell foods made from the garden.

Page 3 of 7 Results 21 - 30 of 62