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Wild At Heart

Hands- On Activities

Connecting kids with the earth, themselves and eachother

Wild at heart-- sums us up completely.  Twelve years of "wild hearts" running around, exploring, discovering, questioning, imagining… So many “ings”.  Through all of them, we have learned so much.  My toolbox of resources, ideas, and activities has taken on a life of its own.   My knowledge of ninjas, circus arts, Lake Superior, magic, and survival is 100 times what it was before.  Imagine, if I did not have the honour of working with this amazing group of kids, I might not have learned that the life of a Sumo Wrestler is steeped in extraordinary ritual and ceremony, or that fox pee has a very distinct smell, or even that there used to be such things as bug circuses. 

 

At The Forest School- An Alternative Learning Centre, what we learn about is largely determined by the kids.  They pick the theme for the  term; I do the research and come up with an engaging means of guiding our group in its exploration.  I love it!!!  It keeps me on my toes.  Mixed in with all the different themes we explore, are underlying messages and commitments to environmental and social responsibility.  We spend time learning to care about the earth, others and ourselves.  We are putting the time into becoming great humans-- it seems to me the most important thing to master.  (Although ninja moves are a close second).

 

Wild At Heart is my way of passing on what I have learned and continue to learn along the way.  I hope you find some gems to share with your people!

Looking for some fun, creative, hands-0n ideas and lesson plans for engaging your kids...  Wild At Heart E-Zine is full of them!  From Peace Day to Earth Day, and every ordinary day in between.  Fun games, nature crafts, outdoor adventure activities.. all here!  Wild At Heart is perfect for all those who know learning can be a fun, wonderous adventure, and like to help make it so!   (The alternative educator (home and school), community group leader, cool Auntie etc.  )  Bring a little bit of The Forest School into your world!

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