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Going Live for Lockdown!


Going live for Lockdown!

Jess: Lockdown has made a comeback - whoopee! I don’t know about you but the more relaxed rules of the lockdown and the fact that the novelty has well and truly worn off, means that the anxiety levels have been crushed too - hurrah! A chance to crack lockdown, help our community in a better way than before, to be responsible whilst keeping sane - after all we know what it’s all about now. So, as most things - let’s embrace it - learn to love wintertime and all the lovely cosy things it brings, enjoy a slower pace of life rather than fighting it, appreciate the simple life; good simple food, new ways of shopping (farm shops with click and collect etc) and wholesome outdoor activities with our kids. There’s so much that we can still do!

This lockdown, the GROWbox Team are feeling the distance from our buyers and followers and so I’ve been braving it and going live. It feels so good to engage with an audience (despite it being virtual!) and give you a sense of what we’re all about as well as some ideas for simple, seasonal activities that you can do together with your family.

These are a few of the things that I have chatted to you about this week:

Session 1:

  • Seasonal findings; walnuts, acorns and apples

  • Planting a garden forest!

  • Acorn candles

Session 2:

  • Seasonal findings; conkers and rosehips

  • Bulb planting

  • Apple and walnut cake recipe

  • Things to do with rosehips!

  • Thinking about hope and hibernation

Session 3:

  • Wondering about hibernating mammals - dormice!

  • Painting fireworks with flowers

  • Crafts with leaves; bunting, wax leaves, leaf rubbing

Session 4:

  • Pondering the first day of lockdown

  • Foraging for art materials

  • What does our kids’ art mean to them?

  • A mention of our Planet Ection Kit!

If you would like to catch me live, I’d love to see and hear from you! I’m aiming to continue Monday - Thursday at 7pm. Let me know if there are any topics you’d like me to cover educational, environmental or other!

GROWnings is a weekly blog conversation by ‘Planet & People’ to reflect our values and behaviours and encourage open conversation on topical issues.

We are the creators of GROWbox, for budding planet-friendly kids. GROWbox is an educational resource and subscription box providing personalised learning resources engaging children in planet and people. The activities focus on getting in touch with nature and encouraging a desire to protect it, promoting better mental and physical wellbeing, allowing space for creativity and connectivity.

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