It's one of our favourite times of the year - the gifts have been unwrapped, the food eaten and the presence of family and friends enjoyed... but now what?!
Once the chaos of the big day is over and everyone takes a collective deep breath, “Twixmas” – the week between Christmas and New Year – is the perfect time to recharge your batteries. It’s the well-deserved downtime spent together with the kids before they head back to school and another year begins.
This week can sometimes leave parents scratching their heads for ideas of how to keep the kids entertained. So, let's shake off those Christmas dinners, wriggle out of the festive PJs, into your coats and welly boots...
AND LOOK NO FURTHER! WE'VE PARTNERED UP WITH LEAF TO SHARE SOME FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH THE KIDS THIS TWIXMAS... OR AS WE LIKE TO CALL IT, TWIGMAS!
Together with LEAF we have created these fun downloads for you to enjoy with your little ones! From Nature Spotting on your Boxing Day walk to writing your New Years Resolutions for how you will look after the natural environment; we hope they encourage all the family to get outside and enjoy nature - even when it's a little bit chilly out there! So wrap up warm, pull on your waterproofs and wellies, and get ready to explore what the great outdoors has to offer!
Click the buttons below to download your activities!
This year we have helped fund the LEAF (Learning About Forests) programme, helping to bring it to England for the very first time! LEAF is already in its 21st year and spans over 26 countries globally, so it was high time that it launched in England too. The programme is all about using the great outdoors as a classroom and getting children to learn in nature through hands-on experiences.
Whether its counting acorns for maths or playing music in the forest, it all helps to increase the hours children are spending in nature and raise their awareness of our forest ecosystems. The LEAF programme enables all who take part to reconnect with nature in their communities, be that via ancient woodlands, local parks and school grounds, to backyards, trees and lichen growing on buildings.
So far the LEAF programme has engaged with nearly 1 million young people worldwide, and to date has been able to plant over 84,000 trees!
In March this year (2021) we launched our Tree-mendous Tasks for pre-school and primary school children to start learning about trees. Find out more and download the tasks here. And, to encourage your little one’s teachers to take their lessons outside, we’ve worked with Eco-Schools and Keep Britain Tidy to offer you this handy LEAF Letter download.
Is your little adventurer in need of some new warm weather outerwear? Check out our amazing range of recycled plastic waterproofs to wrap them up ready for exploring the great outdoors!