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Nature Activities for Children

Irmgard Kutsch & Brigitte Walden



Kutsch & Walden’s third nature activities book leaves me simply breathless with excitement — this is the best-ever compendium of winter-y joy! It all but guarantees that gloomy winter days will be a thing of the past, replaced by day after day of discovery, creativity and accomplishment. Just the ticket for home and school – which I predict will take on a warming glow of wonder with the help of these two wonderful ladies.

Here’s what’s inside:

The Story of this Book



  • Advent: A Time for Contemplation
  • The Advent Wreath
  • Advent: A Time for Candles
  • Blowing Ships
  • An Advent Story
  • Blooming Branches
  • Rattling Walnuts
  • Christmas Scenes
  • The True Meaning of Advent


Working with Wool

  • Working with Wool: A Rich Experience
  • Processing Wool
  • Clothing: Our Second Skin
  • Wool: from the Sheep to a Ball of Wool
  • Wool: from a Ball of Wool to a Toy Sheep
  • Free Play with Wool
  • Stories


Working with Willow

  • February: the Last Chance to Cut Willow
  • Willow: a Good Plant for Children
  • Willow: Creative Possibilities
  • Making a Latticework Willow Hedge


  • Wood: A Valuable Material
  • Forests
  • Wooden Toys
  • Listening to Wood
  • Rattles and Stick Instruments to Scare away Winter
  • More Woodworking Projects


Working with Clay

  • Pottery: a Valuable Activity
  • Basic Rules for Doing Pottery with Children
  • Clay Bowls for Easter Grass
  • Clay Insect Nests and Bird Baths


  • Further reading
  • Craft Suppliers
  • Conservation of rare domestic animals
  • The Children’s Nature and Garden Centre

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