Wild Creative Australia

Wild Creative Term 1

$24.00 - $224.00

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“Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves.”

~ Stephen Moss

W I L D C R E A T I V E
Organic learning through child led exploration, creativity and natural movement within nature..
Children 0 to 10yrs welcome for a multi aged learning experience.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF:
* You seek educational alternatives
* You homeschool/unschool/wildschool/need to de-school
* You know your child is struggling and needs a wellbeing day
* Your child prefers moving to being still
* Your child learns better from hands on experiences
* You want a village and likeminded souls to share with
* You want to BE and LIVE the change you want to see in the world
* You value the importance of following your child's interests

TERM 1 FOCUS: TOOLS FOR SELF REGULATION
There are deep benefits to children learning within nature.

The basis of this program is providing children with the opportunity to follow their interests, explore through play and learn self regulation techniques that last throughout their lives.

The Wild Creative space has areas children will naturally gravitate towards when they feel they need quiet, want to play, craft or move.
Through rhythm, ritual, craft and free movement within nature, children show us they have a deeper capacity for self awareness.
We can guide our children to more deeply understand their inner landscape and the ingredients to live a balanced, emotionally healthy life.

This term we will learn skills to assist:
* Emotional literacy and fluency
* Growth Mindset
* Mindfulness and grounding practices
* Healthy whole body movement
* Environmental Stewardship

“We often forget that we are nature.
Nature is not something separate from us.
So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”

— Andy Goldsworthy

Earth Crafts include:
WHITTLING A TALISMAN with knives and peelers
(Focus, strength, risk assessment, working with natural materials, sustainable practices, rituals, self care practices)

WEAVING WITH TOOLS
(Fine motor skills, risk assessment, focus, creativity, working with natural materials, sustainable practices )

CLAY AND BOTANICALS
(Working with natural materials, sustainable practices, creativity)

HARMONY ART
(Nature connection, unifying the spirit, ritual and mindfulness practices)

MAKING STONE PAINT
(Focus, strength, perseverance, risk assessment, working with natural materials, sustainable practices)

CRAFTING A SET OF WORRY/WISH BEADS
(Self regulation, creativity, fine motor skills, mindfulness practice)

BUILDING A FEELINGS MAP
(self regulation, mindfulness, creativity, self reflection, growth mindset)

ART FOR A GROWTH MINDSET
(critical thinking, self reflection, problem solving, mindfulness, wellbeing, creativity)

EXPLORE NATURAL MATERIALS THROUGH:
Sensory Bowls ('sticky' learning or integrated learning, engaging the senses)
Discovering bugs under logs (understanding and appreciating the environment, seasons and creatures)
Mud kitchen (play, maths concepts)
Natural balancing blocks (physics, engineering, using natural materials)
Tree swings (physical play, agility, strength, social skills with taking turns)

DURING THE TERM:
Storytelling
Natural movement
Mindfulness practices and simple rituals
Risk Assessment
Building strength and balance on the ninja line
Earth Circle and Sharing Circle

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.

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."

~ Margret MC Millan

9.30-11.30 am
Wednesdays Term 1 (8 sessions)
FULL TERM FIRST CHILD: $224
FULL TERM SIBLINGS: $214
FULL TERM MAMA & CUB $150
BABIES 6MO AND UNDER ATTENDING WITH SIBLINGS ARE FREE.

CASUAL
$28/child
Siblings $24
Price is per child (from 6mo-10years old)

DATES:
Feb 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Wild Creative runs out of a beautiful urban bush space in Leederville
(specific address sent upon booking)
Parent/caregiver remains for duration of workshop.
Children's safety and behaviour remains responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
Children aged between 0-10yrs are welcome to augment our multi age learning experience.