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Published June 13th 2019
Update September 19th 2019
Although specific dates mentioned may have passed, note that these providers typically offer the same or similar programs every school holidays. Check them out!
Want healthier, happier, muddier kids these holidays?
For Nature Play Queensland, the benefits of kids getting outdoors are clear. "Nature play significantly improves all aspects of child development – physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Playing outdoors grows resilience, self-confidence, initiative, creativity and more."
These school holidays in Brisbane give the kids less screen time and more green time with these nature play activities:
Learn everything from making cubbies to making flower crowns (Image: Wildlings Forest School)
Wildlings Forest School, Mt Cotton
Between the 4th July and 12th July, your little wildlings can take part in sessions on:
* Making swords
* Bows and arrows
* Primitive weapons
* Fire and bush cooking
* Flower and crystal crowns
The 3-hour sessions cost $49 per child. All programs are a drop-off service to children over 7 years. Children younger than 7 will require carer supervision (which will cost an additional $7 per adult)
Bush Knowing is running these sessions on Monday, 8 July 2019 and Wednesday 10th July from 09:30-11:30 for children up to 10 years of age, at Arana Hills.
On Monday, you and the kids get to design and build a cubby, tie knots, play in the creek and create nature craft.
On Wednesday, learn how to make our own felted rocks and nature wands, play in the creek and enjoy sensory play.
Jo is a qualified forest school leader who has been taking children into nature for many years and both facilitators are two kindy teachers eager to provide amazing early learning resources, share a wealth of knowledge, and promote the benefits of nature play as you learn IN nature.
During term, a playgroup runs every week, and more school holiday workshops may be announced soon.
The fee is $20 per child, $25 for two, $35 for three. Siblings under 12 months are free.
Learn to build with natural materials (Image: Sun and Stars Bushcraft)
This 3 day program is for children over 7 or turning 7 this year, up to age 12. It costs $270 for the three days ($240 for additional children.) July 2nd – 4th
Earth Kids is about supporting kids to become 'nature smart' - to have the knowledge, understandings and skills to engage in creating a more sustainable world – in a fun and interactive way.
This is a three day experiential outdoor discovery in which kids will learn about the animals and plants at the Farm through observation and supported questioning, explore Indigenous knowledge, experiment with Earth Arts and bushcraft skills, and put permaculture into practice.
Do you know of other nature-based school holiday programs in Brisbane? Leave a comment