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The Snug Shepherd

Little huts for BIG imaginations!

Traditional English Shepherds' Huts designed for children

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April 8, 2019

Today we were super excited to make clay impressions of some lovely nature finds from our garden! So much fun and so much learning took place during this super simple outdoor activity!
 

What you need:

Air-drying clay (white)

Nature finds from the garden -...

March 30, 2019

What you need:

4 twigs of equal length and shape

String

An Assortment of flowers and leaves

Scissors

What to do:

Take the four twigs and arrange them in a frame shape

Tie each corner using the string to make a frame (this is a bit fiddly to get right, so get a grown up to hel...

March 29, 2019

Here's your alternative Easter Bonnet that's made of spring times' finest natural finds.

NATURE CROWNS and BRACELETS are the perfect way to celebrate springtime and the meaning of Easter - new life! They open up lovely conversations with your little ones about nature an...

March 21, 2019

What you need:

Paper plates (2 per sun catcher)

Scissors

Sticky back plastic

Flowers, shoots and leaves from the garden or a nature walk

Hole punch / ( or a sharp pencil could do a similar job)

String

Wooden letters (optional)

What to do:

Step 1. Collect a range of natural item...

February 18, 2019

What you need: 

An assortment of dried pulses and pasta. (Try to use foods that vary in colour and texture if you can. We used red lentils, green lentils, broth mix, yellow split peas, plain white rice, wholegrain rice, fusilli pasta and wholegrain penne pasta)

Jars...

January 31, 2019

Everyone loves a good story stone!

And they really are so simple to create...

Find a stone, get some paint and paint a picture on it - et voila!

We like making ones with animals and people on particularly. But you can let your imaginations run wild!

Today however, we strip...

January 24, 2019

What you need: 

Yoghurt pots 

String (30cm) 

Scissors 

Mixing bowl 

Wooden spoon and your fingers! 

Bird seed 

Raisins 

Grated cheese 

Lard 

What to do: 

Make a small hole in the bottom of a yoghurt pot. (We would advise that a grown up does this for the child)

Thread your piece o...

January 18, 2019

What you need: 

5 trucks of assorted shapes, sizes and functionality 

a crane / roller / tractor / digger / dumper truck

5 different materials 

i) fake snow using cornflour and shaving foam 

ii) fake snow using bicarbonate of soda and conditioner

iii) rice cereal

iv) chu...

January 1, 2019

What you need: 

Yoghurt (We used Greek yoghurt because it was white and thick in consistency)

Food colouring (primary colours red/ yellow/ blue and green thrown in for good measure)

Tooth picks

Pots

Paint brushes (we used quite thick headed diy brushes, but you can use...

December 21, 2018

"Oh Christmas Tree!" 

What you need

1 large pine cone 

Plastic cup 

Green paint 

Shiny ribbon 

Pipe cleaners  

Star stickers 

What to do

Paint your pine cone with green paint and leave to dry

Once dry you're ready to decorate!

To create a base for your tree, cut the base hal...

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Welcome

This is our Outdoor Play Journal

 

We created The Snug Shepherd huts and kitchens to encourage children (and grown ups!) to get outside and enjoy playing in the great outdoors. 

Since setting up the business, so many wonderful creative, sensory, messy and imaginative play ideas have come out of playing in them that we wanted to create a dedicated page where we can share some of our outdoor play ideas for you to try at home!

So please have a browse through the activities that we have uploaded so far and feel free to try and share any outdoor play ideas you find with your little ones at home. Better still, if you have any outdoor play activities that you'd like to share with us, then please do get in touch. We love to hear what your little ones have been busy doing/ making/ imagining outdoors!

Pop back soon to try out a few more outdoor play ideas!

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