10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Braeside Park is an oasis of parkland nestled in a suburban sandbelt south-east of Melbourne and consists of woodlands and wetlands, offering plenty of space to explore and play.
Come and join us for a fun morning of nature connection with a range of interactive, engaging and sensory nature play activities for your little ones to enjoy such as nature painting, stamping, mud kitchen play, crafting and water play for sensory exploration. Of course, our mud kitchen play is always popular with the little ones who enjoy cooking up a storm of mud pies, mud cakes and perhaps even some delicious mud ice-cream. Yum!
Children will get to mix and crush their own earth paints and discover colours, as well as enjoy painting on all sorts of textures such as bark, rocks, paper and even their body. They can play with our selection of nature stamps to explore textures and smells with our 100% natural play dough, or enjoy mixing and baking in our ever so popular mud kitchen.
Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally.
Our workshop facilitator Pascale, is a qualified horticulturalist and linguist who has experience working with children delivering gardening and sustainability programs in kindergarten and schools. Pascale has extensive knowledge of Australian flora and fauna, and a deep passion for sharing her knowledge of Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung culture and languages.
Ages: 1 – 6 years (siblings under 12 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.