Category: Nature

Plastic Straw Alternatives for Kids | Grassroots!

Plastic Straws have become hot topic of conversational in recent months due to the impact that single use plastic is having on the environment. While this is GREAT for the environment, as a parent, it had left me scratching my head for suitable plastic straw alternatives for kids! We all know kids love straws and at times they can be a life send, it’s the material the straws are made from that’s the issue and not their functionality.

 

Plastic Straw Alternatives for Kids

 

So what is the problem with plastic straws? Plastic waste in general is a huge problem for the environment. Plastic does not biodegrade. Nearly every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still in the environment somewhere. Unless it’s been burnt, but this too is extremely bad, as toxic fumes are released into the atmosphere. If it hasn’t been burnt though, it’s still here! While plastic is general is not great for the environment, the main issue really lies with single use plastics.… Read More

Are Zoos Cruel or Beneficial | Idealism in an Unidealistic World!

Are zoos cruel or beneficial? I’m sure this is a question that has passed through your mind many times as a parent.  Deciding if you should or shouldn’t visit a zoo with the kids. It is certainly a controversial subject, and I’m sure there isn’t a right or wrong answer. In an idealistic world, there would be no zoos. However, sadly today, there is a need to step in. Gone are the days when zoos are just an attraction for human entertainment. Species are now at risk of extinction. This is where zoos, in an unidealistic world can provide a safe haven. I’m not writing this post to convince you that Zoos are great. I believe every zoo could benefit from some improvement. However, hopefully I can provide you with some information, to make up your own mind to the question; Are zoos are cruel or beneficial?

 

Are Zoos Cruel or Beneficial

 

I have an MSc in Conservation Science, I’m not an expert but I have been taught a lot about the work Zoos undertake.… Read More

Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit | Review

Come rain, wind or shine, we’re always out and about. So as Autumn draws in and days begin to get wetter, we are on the hunt for clothes to keep us warm and dry on our adventures. When Boots agreed to let me review their Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit, I was over the moon and excited to put it to the test! I regularly choose clothes from the Mini Club range as they are great quality,  durable and come in the most fantastic designs. I haven’t yet though, purchased a coat or waterproof, so hence my excitement!

 

Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit

 

Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit Review | Girls

 

This Autumn, the Mini Club range have released so many nature inspired designs and this Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit is perfect for any Nature Lover. The Puddle Suit is covered in Flowers and ferns and set beautifully against baby pink, splash resistant material.… Read More

Mud Tree Faces: Outdoor Crafts for Kids!

I have the perfect outdoor Nature Craft for the kids this Autumn! Think how amazing it would be if trees had faces! Well, they can with this really easy activity that can be incorporated into any outdoor walk, or even just the garden! Today I am going to show you how to create Mud Tree Faces! This is a really fun, yet simple activity that will get your child’s imagination running, literally, wild!

 

Kids outdoor nature craft Mud Tree faces

 

What you will need:

  • Small container of water
  • Something to dig with
  • Small jug or bowl
  • Collection pot or bag
  • Leaves, shells, pine cones, stones, twigs etc
  • Lots of Imagination!

 

Outdoor Craft

 

Once your out and about tell your children that at some point along your walk you will be making some magical mud faces for the tree’s. Give them a little bag, and get them to forage as you walk for items that could be used.… Read More