To celebrate all 12 books in “The Gardeneers” series going to print, illustrator Tia Madden and I have put together one final colouring sheet. The illustration appears in our final book “The Butterfly Goodbye” and has references to every book in the series – can you spot them all?
Recently I ran a school holidays workshop through Belong Blue Mountains on Book-Making for Kids. (See Loose Parts Lab for more workshop offerings.) Here are links to download the worksheets I’ll be using in the video: Click the image below for my YouTube page which has links to both videos.
UPDATE: I’ve made the activities for the first six books available to download here for free. You can purchase a complete Gardeneers Activity Guide here, which contains:12 Weeks of Lessons, each based on a different principle of permaculture, including:* A colouring-in sheet* A word search*Four cross-curricular activities covering art, history, writing, science, geography, maths, healthContinue reading “Gardeneers Homeschool Resources”
Our illustrator extraordinaire Tia Madden put together these worksheets for our recent book launch party and now you can download them and learn to draw at home – the three main characters in “The Gardeneers.” Choose from: YASMIN WILL CHLOE We’d love to see your drawings! Send photos of your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org and weContinue reading “Learn to Draw the Gardeneers!”
In Book #4 in “The Gardeneers” series, the kids learn a lot about self-regulation – something that’s important in the garden, but also a very important skill for children to learn when it comes to emotions. (And let’s face it – something many adults could also improve on!) In “The Pinwheel Plot” Myrtle talks aboutContinue reading “Apply Self-Regulation and Accept Feedback: Pinwheels + Creative “Calm Down” Projects”
One great way to observe and interact with your garden space is by creating a map of it. Map-making is a great activity because you can tailor it to the age and skill level of the child. Little ones can simply draw the important things they see or older kids can take measurements and createContinue reading “Observe and Interact: Map-Making”