Topic 5: The Sensory Garden

IDEAS AND TIPS:

Step One:

Review pages 22 - 24 of the activity handbook.  
Prepare your activity - There are great hints and tips and preparation ideas in the handbook. 
Speak to other members of staff to get them involved. 

Step Two:

Advertise the event    COME AND JOIN US POSTER

Step Three:

Make sure you have collected, printed or have ordered all materials needed for the activities.

Step Four:

As shown in the handbook - Follow the instructions to make the activity an event and use the activity handbook to guide you.

IDEAS AND TIPS:

  • Use the Discussion Cards and instructions to play games or spark conversation
  • Listen to music
  • Read or make up poem
  • Discuss possible outings 
  • Printing with vegetables
  • Make wind chimes
  • Growing fragrant flowers
  • Smell, feel, rub leaves, seeds and flowers
  • Make your own bunting
  • Word Search On A Gardening Theme

IDEAS AND TIPS:

Printing from Vegetables

http://www.pinterest.com/happy2012/potato-printing/

Growing Fragrant Flowers

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/fragrant-flowers

Making Pot Pourri

http://pioneerthinking.com/crafts/making-your-own-potpourri#more-222

Lavender Crafts

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/lavender-crafts.html

Bunting

https://uk.pinterest.com/pininterest13/bunting-ideas/

https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-bunting/

Wind Chimes

http://uk.pinterest.com/crazypi/wind-chimes/

 

Music to listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzXnSZF_pJs

http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2012/05/23/playlist-for-gardening

https://shop.abc.net.au/products/the-perfect-gardener-cd to make

 

Music With Wind Chimes And Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p55uyEztZ7w

 

Poetry that can be used in this topic:

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/article-5-senses-in-poetry

Kevin Harrison