Join early childhood educator and trainee art therapist Elise Fenn for a magical morning crafting bush toys made from natural found materials.
Whether it be at the beach, in the park, or even in your own backyard, nature provides an abundant supply of sensory materials to spark so much imaginative play! You'll be completely inspired to head outdoors on a collecting excursion after this fun and playful workshop, where you'll be using your hands, sharing ideas and knowledge to create 1-2 simple bush toys to make with the kids.
Meet Elise Fenn
Elise Fenn is a project facilitator, early childhood educator, and trainee art therapist. Elise has spent many years working ‘out bush’ in education, community arts and with mum’s and bub’s groups. Elise believes that contemplation in nature and pretend play spark the kind of wonder required to grow resourceful, empathic and creative children.
- How to craft bush toys from natural found materials
- The importance of pretend play in children’s development and simple age appropriate strategies to extend children’s play
- A little about the growing field of ‘nature pedagogy’
- A couple of wonderful, handmade creations
- Inspiration to explore, collect and make from nature with children
- Some natural found items (if you like)
All abilities welcome.
Vendor since 2017
Come along to our workshops and meet-ups and learn a skill (or brush up on old ones), talk about what you love, meet new people and spend time focusing on something other than child-rearing. Our broad range of workshops and events are eclectic and stimulating. Midweek events include an on-site creche!
Kin & Kind is about exciting the passion you once had but have lost in the fog of babies, kids and home, in a safe and supportive environment. We want you to leave feeling energised, with a sense of achievement that’s unrelated to the kids.
At the very least, you're 90 minutes closer to nap time.
my baby's sick, my dog ate my ticket...help i need a refund
If you can't make the workshop, we require 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and pass on your ticket to one of your friends. They're fully transferable. Creche spots (where creche is active) are non-refundable.
My baby's sick, my dog ate my ticket...help i need a refund
If you can't make the workshop, we require 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and pass on your ticket to one of your friends. They're fully transferable. Creche spots (at the events where a Creche is offered) are non-refundable.
Kin & Kind cancellations
We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient bookings are received. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can go ahead. In the event that a class is cancelled, you'll be notified via email 48hrs prior to the start of the class and will be offered a full refund or credit to be used towards another class. If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible. We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.
Our duty of care and your responsibilties
We will do all we can to make Kin & Kind a safe and happy environment. When you arrive and leave our workshops or events please use sensible precautions when going up and down stairs. Please use common sense and sensible precautions when attending our events. Kin & Kind and the wonderful teachers, facilitators and artists we use will not be held personally liable for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property, or any physical injuries obtained during the workshop. By attending a Kin & Kind event, you agree in holding full responsibility and liability for any damages, injuries to parties involved and physical and/or personal property that may occur during the workshop.
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