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Nature Wands

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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My boys and I had a great time at the Earth Trust today. The Earth Trust was running one of their many summer holiday activities. Discover and Play is a 2 hour forest school session for preschoolers. There were lots of activities and they both really enjoyed making their own nature wands. Who knows, they might even be magic.



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Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Pipe cleaners
Stick
Bits and pieces collected from a nature walk

Method
This activity is best combined with a walk through the woods. Start by looking for the perfect stick. My boys love sticks and always pick up a few on a walk. We found a big pile in the woods and they both selected a few straight, thin sticks of perfect magic wand dimensions.



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Search around for interesting things to attach to the wand. There are lots of different shapes and textures about and even bunches of seeds from trees that make a sound when you shake them.



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Simply use a pipe cleaner, wrapping it around the things you have collected to the stick.



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Now your nature wand is ready. You'll be surprise how such a simple activity has so much appeal and creates a lovely hands on nature experience.



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Categories
#Under 5s
#Forest School
#Natural Materials
#Easy
#Cheap
#Nature
#Outside
#Magic
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