Children and Nature

Living Arts Weekly: Edges

August 22, 2021 Today’s guest blog post is from LifeWays Training graduate Erin Houlihan, director of Violet Glen School in the Woods, in East Troy, WI: I got to watch my daughters jump from a cliff this summer.  There are selective things in life I hope for them to experience.  Physically jumping from the edge …

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Living Arts Weekly: Fort Building

April 11, 2021 Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. – Adrienne Clarkson Did you ever build an outdoor fort or tree house when you were little? Or a blanket-and-sheet fort indoors? I’ve been wondering about …

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Living Arts Weekly: A Spring Story

March 14, 2021 The little brown bulb went to sleep in the ground, In his little brown nightie, he slept very sound. King Winter, he roared and he raged overhead, But the little brown bulb didn’t move in his bed. When Springtime came tip-toeing over the lea, Finger to lips, as soft as can be, …

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Living Arts Weekly: Dye Magic

October 18, 2020 I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way. Things I had no words for.  – Georgia O’Keefe   The kids were really eager to see our results from last week’s solar dyeing project. One of them asked immediately upon arrival, “What do the …

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