Nature Weaving

Creative Arts

Ages: 2 years +

Walking and weaving! Nature weaving combines creativity and the great outdoors. Your child will develop an array of physical and cognitive skills while participating in this ancient art form. 

Materials

  • 4 twigs/sticks of similar size
  • Natural materials, min. 4″ in length (e.g., leaves, flowers, feathers, grass, etc.) 
  • Yarn or string 
  • Scissors 

    Directions

    Start by going for a nature walk and collecting twigs and natural materials.

     Build your frame

    1. Begin by cutting 4 pieces of yarn (6″)
    2. Attach the sticks together to form a square frame by winding the yarn around each corner and making a knot. 

    Create your weave

    1. Tie a piece of yarn on the top right corner and begin winding the yarn from right to left leaving a one inch space between each end as you zig-zag down the frame. Keep in mind that the yarn length required will depend on the size of your frame.
    2. Secure the yarn once you reach the bottom.

    Create your art work

    1. Assist your child in weaving natural materials up and down through the yarn weave.
    2. Continue until all the natural materials have filled the weave.
    3. Feel free to re-arrange the natural materials as you create your art work.

    At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

    Conversations with your child

    • Try to pull the grass under and over the yarn.
    • Can you help me find some small sticks? 
    • Should we make a big or small weave? 
    • Would you like to wind the yarn around the frame? 
    • Let’s collect some flowers? 
    • Should we try weaving in the other direction? 

    We would love to meet you

    We currently have 28 locations in 5 countries. Our child care facilities offer tours throughout the year.
    We invite you to visit a location near you.