Theme Five: The Garden

Although ‘Life as we knew it’ had stopped, when you look outside, whether it be your garden or green spaces around you, nature has carried on as normal with evidence of new growth and the changing seasons. It has even brought with it ‘new’ things to see as wildlife ventured into areas they normally wouldn’t have been.

Your garden themed activities

Although ‘Life as we knew it’ had stopped, when you look outside, whether it be your garden or green spaces around you, nature has carried on as normal with evidence of new growth and the changing seasons. It has even brought with it ‘new’ things to see as wildlife ventured into areas they normally wouldn’t have been.

As ever, we want to encourage everyone to share with us any resources or activities that you have found helpful and suggestions or ideas about what might be helpful to you and your family at this time. Please send your ideas and suggestions to Fiona Clark on fionaclark@stoswaldsuk.org and Carole Taylor on caroletaylor@stoswaldsuk.org

Thank you and we hope you find some enjoyment and support from these resources.

Share you photos with us!

We have a dedicated Focus on Living Centre gallery where we would love to display your creations.

Please email your photos over to either Fiona Clark or Carole Taylor and we will add them to the gallery.

Your pictures

Painting carnations

A simple watercolour guide for painting carnations. Adding directions to the flowers and foliage helps create movement to the image whilst small and colourful elements give life and helps the art achieve a linear look.

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Painting anemones

Enjoy this simple watercolour guide for painting anemones. Adding directions to the flowers and foliage helps create movement to the image whilst small and colourful elements give life and helps the art achieve a linear look.

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Cinquain poetry

Cinquain is a form of poetry that follows a 5-line pattern. Take a look around your garden and turn your favourite sentences from the free flow writing into a cinquain poem. Cinquain poetry has a light hearted feel about it

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Rediscover you child's eye

Remember the first time you saw snow as a child? By the time we reach adulthood, our world is familiar and we don’t really see ordinary things anymore. We register what we actually need to know and that’s it. We have put together the resource to help you rediscover your child’s eye.

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