Monthly Archives: October 2011

Places to go: Kelvingrove Park and Botanic Gardens

This week’s recommendation of places to visit and spend time outdoors takes us to another of Glasgow’s parks. For anyone living in the West End of Glasgow, this is an obvious choice, not so much for those living in other … Continue reading

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What’s on outdoors and in nature 27th Oct – 3rd Nov

With autumn in full swing, this week has a rather a lot of fun activities on offer. So without further ado, here’s the low down of where to be and what to do: 29th October at House for an Art … Continue reading

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Hapa Zome – Flower transfers onto cotton cloth

For anyone who follows Nature Kids Glasgow on Facebook – I shared the Kindling blog post on the Japanese Hapa Zome technique. It was a welcome reminder of a craft activity that I’d come across before and absolutely love. It’s … Continue reading

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Make a kite

Now, the idea behind today’s post was to make a kite, take photos and blog about it as this month’s nature craft activity. Just that we didn’t get beyond collecting a couple of sticks. The weekend was busy, and the … Continue reading

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Places to go: Pollok Park

After more than a decade living in Glasgow, Pollok Country Park to me is still a gem in the city. Before I had children, I had my allotment there, went running in the large expanse of this urban park with … Continue reading

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October week outdoor fun!

October week is just around the corner and there is so much on in and around Glasgow, so much choice, so much exciting stuff to do, it’ll be hard to pick one activity over another! So rather than by the … Continue reading

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Storytime: Something different

Today I’d like to take a break from the usual book review and introduce a few story ideas with a difference. Storytime is not just about reading books! First up, there’s story stones. The idea behind this is to have … Continue reading

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Leaf Kite

This is a simple and quick craft activity perfect for autumn. It comes courtesy of the German Kinderclub where I came across this idea. You will need: A biggish leaf, a piece of string, some sellotape though the string may … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Kids Cook the World

The other day, ok, it may have been the other month, I was delighted to be asked to review “Kids Cook the World” – a cook book for kids, with recipes from across the world. I was delighted because I’m … Continue reading

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Places to go: Linn Park

One of the best things about Glasgow is that it is actually a very green city. There are so many parks to choose from that there really is no excuse to make outdoors time a regular feature. One of my … Continue reading

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