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
Buildings Biomimicry Watch how birds build their nests.
Buildings Biomimicry Observe how buildings are built in harmony with the natural landscape and climate (lower buildings in a high valley, pointed roofs where it snows a lot, green roofs, etc.).
Buildings Biomimicry Copy a design from nature into something they build (biomimicry).
Buildings Biomimicry Talk about something amazing which an animal does, such as 'How does a bird make a nest with it's beak!?!' and try to copy their shelter (e.g. foxes den, wood mouse nest).
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Experience sitting in two different buildings in winter - a well insulated building and an uninsulated one. Discuss the differences.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Go out camping and find out ways of keeping yourself warm.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Compare the insulation capacity of different building materials, e.g. comparing bracken with hay in a den.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Notice and discuss the insulation of different materials which you wear, i.e. clothes.
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Make a draught excluder (e.g. a big sausage that goes on the floor in front of a door).
Buildings Insulation and draught-proofing Learn that hot air rises and cool air sinks.

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