Wild Creative Drop off
W I L D C R E A T I V E
GROUNDING Drop off program
This is for children 5 to 10yrs seeking independence and adventure in a safe, creative learning environment where
multi aged learning is encouraged.
This program we explore GROUNDING through mindfulness techniques, simple rituals, earth crafts, observing our responses to the natural environment and sensory games.
WHAT IS GROUNDING?
Being grounded means that we are connected to our inner selves, mother nature and feel balanced.
This time in history requires our children to be grounded, resilient and steady.
More than ever they need to be flexible, adaptable and capable of recovering from setbacks. To do this successfully they need to know how to practice self care.
TOPICS DELIVERED IN 2 WEEK BLOCKS
This enables children and mentors to more deeply explore each topic.
To listen to others, reflect, integrate and return with new questions.
Creative problem solving
Each topic will be presented to the group through story, discussion, self care practices, earth games and craft.
Nature allows children to explore information and their response to it in a holistic way. This allows the things they learn to become integrated more deeply.
RITUAL SMUDGE STICK
BUILDING A BUSH CUBBY TOGETHER
CRAFTING A SET OF FEELING BEADS
Hide n Seek
Team Scavenger Hunt
Circle of senses
Tug of War
This is an all weather group (unless extreme weather which you'll be notified if we don’t go ahead). following the inspirational quote:
"There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.'
This helps build resilience physically, mentally and emotionally.
I believe most children learn kinaesthetically (through their whole body and all senses) so nature is the cornerstone of the Grounding program. It also offers us metaphors in how we live our lives; why do we respond in a certain way to wind? Rain? Cold? How can we become self aware and manage our responses building resilience and use these metaphors within our daily lives?
I blend art and eco therapy, ancient rituals and wisdom as well as practical use of tools into all my offerings as I believe these form a solid foundation for wellbeing.
Paula Flinn (parkour)
Paula is a Movement Coach, Parkour Instructor, and Breathwork Facilitator.
She is fascinated by the ways in which we can integrate and weave together healing with breath and movement.
Paula approaches movement through a lens of curiosity, exploration and playfulness. Her 3 children are the reason she got into Parkour at 35 years old, and they never fail to set the BEST challenges.
Teyva is 16 and currently studying teaching at Curtin University.
She graduated Perth Montessori and has an eye for detail and love of nature.
Teyva has worked as a nanny, babysitter, bollywood dance teacher, and tutor and has amazing leadership skills making her a wonderful addition to the Wild Creative Mentors.
'Maybe you are searching in the branches, for what only appears in the roots.'
Some Learning Outcomes
•Through using natural materials children have a deeper sensory experience.
The fragrance of flowers and leaves, the dirt before and after rain, how the seasons affect the way the space looks, feels and smells.
•The difference between dry, hard, soft, light and heavy occurs organically in an outdoor environment.
•Foraging for their earth craft, children learn about the value of natural materials, how to use them and respect the environment they came from.
•Returning to the same space allows for a greater connection to what plant and animal life exist within the environment.
•Free play allows children to be inventive, problem solve together without adult intervention and build friendships.
•Using nature as a curriculum is a hugely expansive resource- numeracy becomes ‘sticky learning’ (where the understanding is retained) through dividing sticks fairly between one another for houses or railways, literacy through discovering letters in leaves or carving words into the mud. Science is covered through writing or drawing observations of the weather or animals. (The list goes on!)
•Curiosity and imagination are welcome here. We encourage children to explore the nature crafts in their own unique way.
"The best classroom and the richest classroom is roofed only by the sky."
~ Margaret MC Millan
Fridays Term 2 (8 sessions)
FULL TERM FIRST CHILD: $300
FULL TERM SIBLINGS: $280
HALF TERM 4 consecutive dates: $150
6 May-24 June
Wild Creative runs out of a beautiful urban bush space in Leederville
(specific address sent upon booking)
Children aged between 5-10yrs are welcome to augment our multi age learning experience.