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Arts & Crafts

Today we create a bubble snake using a bottle and a sock! Huge thank you to Lara for her assistance.

Exploring outdoors

Today we create a bug hotel! huge thank you to Elizabeth for her assistance! 

Yoga

Join Clare through a yoga journey focused on good energy! :) 

Mindfulness

Today we use the 10 finger gratitude to explore what we are grateful for at this time.

Arts & Crafts

Today we create a sensory glitter jar from just 4 different items that you might have laying around the house, wonderfully simple with hours of entertainment and experiments. 

Exploring outdoors

Today we create our own designed paper, using flowers and leaves collected from around the garden, this simple technique allows us to transfer the colours from the flowers onto our paper, we can then create our own poster, bookmark or letter from this design.

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Mindfulness

In today's mindfulness session we look at our breathing and then move into a short body scan, this gives us time to reflect and notice if there are any parts of the body that are in pain or discomfort, including our mind.

Yoga-Bites

Today we join Clare for this fantastic yoga session, inspired by the clouds bringing us a sense of calm.

Arts & Crafts

Today we make a kite from items laying around the house, a great way to recycle old items and give them a new lease of life! 

Exploring outdoors

Today we create our own perfume from flowers, herbs and leaves around the garden.

Mindfulness

Today we look at our breathing in our mindfulness session.

Yoga-Bites

Today' we join Clare for a yoga session based around dragons.

Arts & Crafts

Today we learn how to make a calming lavender bag.

Welcome back

Lisa does a quick walk through of what you can expect to see when you return back to Beyond The Wall on the 6th of July 

Mindfulness

Today we look at mindful walking and how this can be a useful task to complete in our daily lives. 

Yoga-Bites

Join Clare Hall for another fantastic yoga session.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is our final challenge, well dine for completing the 30 days wild activities! Today we write a poem about our experiences over this last month.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to go for a litter pick, Remember to be careful with what you are picking up and make sure you wash your hands. If we all pick up at least one piece of litter today that will be 29 items that are not out in the wild, which will help to protect living creatures on land and sea, creating a better planet for us all.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to Design your own bug house!

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to race for a rainbow, how quickly can you snap a photograph of all the colours of the rainbow out in the wild?

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to Map your local wildlife, why not create a chart, take pictures or draw the wildlife you spot in your garden.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to switch off and tune in, why not take a moment away from your phone, computer or TV and experience the things that are around you. 

Yoga-bites

Today we join Clare Hall for another fantastic yoga session, this week we look at birds in our sequence, can you remember a stretch named after a bird?

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to Draw a wild landscape, what is your favourite scene, a forest? the beach? can you draw from memory or visit that place, you could draw using any materiel you like, Like Lisa does below. 

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to Create a wind mobile, collect a stick and some interesting items and join Lisa on how to create one a outdoor mobile. 

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to Meditate in the wild so why not have a try at one of these activities Lisa shows us it could be Mindful walking, yoga or sitting mindfulness.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to google interesting wild facts, or if you fancy it you could head outside and dance in the rain or watch the grass dance as the wind whips across the fields. 

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to keep a note of nature, why not print out or recreate this simple worksheet to document what you spot during the day!

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to scatter seed bombs, join Lisa in how to make a simple seed bomb to share in nature.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to spot a wild mammal, when you are out on your walk today what can you spot? Will you find a deer like Lisa.

Yoga

Today the brilliant Clare Hall shows us another brilliant Yoga sequence focusing on the summer solace 

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to write a nature quiz, how about creating a quiz and testing your friends and family? or how about working in teams to see who can get all the answers t o

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to Sketch up close, can you spot anything interesting on your walk that you would like to draw? how much detail can you capture.

30 days wild

Today's challenge is to try to whistle with grass, can you manage it without laughing? :D 

30 days wild

Create a piece of art in nature, lets see what we can collect on our walk to create our own masterpiece, or you could draw in the sand or write with stones, what will you create?

30 days wild

Picnic with the birds, in this video we look at how to make a simple feeder for the birds and what types of foods we could share with them.

Yoga-Bites

Join Clare indoors and away from the rain for another fantastic yoga session. 

30 days wild

lets read a story in the wild, how about a story about a fox? a whale? or a spider. Read it to yourself or share it with others, and if you fancy just listening to a story then join Lisa for a tale about an old tree.

30 days wild

Can you follow the clues to help me to identify these wildflowers? Can you find any on your local walk?

(ALERT: when i say "goodnight Mr...." i meant to say      "The Fantastic Mr...")

stargazing

Take a look at this fantastic beginners guide to stargazing full of top tips and ideas!

- from the Forestry England group. 

30 days wild

Can you capture a photograph of something wild and blue today on your walk? a dragonfly, beetle or flower?

30 days wild

Lets listen for sounds in the wild, can you recognise the bird? was it a blackbird, Robin or Pheasant? can you hear a deer barking? a car moving? 

30 days wild

Lets have a picnic lunch out and listen to all the wild sounds around us.. Remember to take all your litter home with you!

30 days wild

Create your very own nature table, showcasing all the interesting things you find when you are out exploring!

Rain!

How amazing does the rain sound on our wonderful greenhouses. 

30 days wild

Make a daisy chain.. do you remember the last time you made a daisy chain? how did it make you feel?

Yoga-Bites

Join Clare  for another fantastic yoga session!

30 days wild

Find a creepy crawly... can you spot a ladybird count its spots and find out its name? Did you spot a spider, did it have any markings?

30 days wild

Look up at the clouds, watch them as they move across the sky, can you recognise any shapes? 

30 days wild

Feel the wild under your toes... maybe you could walk bare feet on the grass, path and stones... How do they feel, can you describe them? 

30 days wild

An introduction to our 30 days wild journey this month following The Wildlife Trusts

Arts and crafts

Join Lisa to create your very own shadow drawing! 

Cooking

Join Lisa to make a fruity sorbet! Yum! 

Yoga

Join Clare as we look at "waves" in our sequence 

Health and wellbeing

Join Lisa in the gardens to go for a mindfulness walk, explore the senses and be in the moment. 

Arts and crafts

Good afternoon everyone this week in our arts and crafts session we make tin foil bugs! Join Lisa to see how to create them

Baking

Join Lisa to learn how to make this Easy peasy, Lemon drizzle squeezy cake!

Yoga

Let's join Clare for this fantastic yoga session based around "trees". Here is a poem about the trees,

STAND TALL AND PROUD
REMEMBER YOUR ROOTS
CELEBRATE THE SEASONS
STRETCH UP TO THE SUN
LET YOUR BRANCHES SWAY IN THE WIND
BE STRONG AND FLEXIBLE
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
REMEMBER YOUR FRIENDSHIPS
AND ENJOY THE VIEW!"

Health and wellbeing

This week is mental health awareness week so why not take some time to listen about mental health, stigma's and how to make a mindfulness fortune teller. 

Photography

Can you spot any birds? use the ZOOM button we have practiced using to take a picture of the bird, can you identify the name of the bird you spotted?

Arts and crafts

Lisa shows us how to do sensory finger painting with no mess, enjoy experimenting with touch and sight and learn about colour mixing

Baking

Join Lisa to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies with this simple and easy to follow recipe.

Yoga

Join yoga Clare for a live yoga session this afternoon.

Health and Well-being

Today we look at a new technique of mindfulness I have been learning called the "10 finger gratitude", Today we will look at trying to find 5 things to be grateful for and work up to finding 10 things to be grateful for

YOGA ANNOUNCEMENT
Tomorrow the fantastic Yoga Clare will be hosting a session just for you, The video will be posted tomorrow at 1:30.

Clare has sent a message to ask you to be ready at 1.30, the video will be here on the website for you to join in, she has asked that you have a chair, yoga mat or towel, blanket, cushion and a drink. You can also put your own music on!​

Photography

Lets look into the sky today and see if we can spot any shapes in the clouds, what can you see?

Baking

Hey guys “it’s cooking with Lisa” what do you think of my new jingle? 🤣 - today we learn how to make scones for the VE Day celebrations tomorrow!! Will you be having a bbq or a picnic in the garden or listening to Winston Churchill’s speech? 

Yoga

Join Lisa out in the sunshine for some yoga, gentle stretches and a few strength challenges!

Gardening

Are you missing the gardens? why not join Phill on this wonderful tour of the herbaceous boarders, don't they look fantastic? did you plant any of these?

health and wellbeing 

Join Lisa today to create a mindful dream catching device! with this fantastic paper plate dream catcher. 

Competition Results!

The winner of our arts and crafts "nature" competition is Annabel, with this fantastic image she created by collecting items out on a walk and recreating the baby owls from "Owl Babies", do you remember that story? 

Photography

How many different leaves can you find in just your back garden? today I challenge you to find out!

Arts and crafts

On Friday 8th May it will be the 75th anniversary of VE day which is the day that WW2 ended. To show your thanks and gratitude why not join Lisa to make this union jack bunting, or design your own! 

Baking

Join Lisa to make this simple loaf of brown, seeded bread. It will make your sandwiches taste fantastic! 

Life Cycles

Wow, look at what has happened to the "caterpillars", what have they started to transform into? 

Activity book

Have you received your activity pack in the post? Here is a copy of the packs sent to you so that you can share with your family and friends if they want to join in also!

Water beads

Have you received your activity pack in the post? did you come across some small beads, here's how to transform them into a sensory activity. 

Yoga

Join Claire Hall our fantastic yoga instructor for a combination of yoga and HIIT today.

Spot the difference!

How many differences can you find between the two photographs? do you recognise where it is?

Gardening

Join Lisa to create your own herb garden on your window sill, perfect for pizza's and sauces. 

Photography

Lets share photographs of our wonderful pets, why are they so special to us?

Competition

Create a piece of artwork with the theme: Nature!

- be creative (paint, draw, knit, paper mache)

- For  your chance to win a surprise prize all you have to do is enter your artwork by emailing them to Lisa -        -               lisa@beyondthewall.org.uk 

- (you can enter as many times as you like)

- Deadline is Friday 24th April.

- Competition is open to all ! Good luck! 😊😁

Life cycles

Join Karen on an update on how the caterpillars are getting on, can you spot any differences?

Baking

Join Lisa to create a simple, easy and quick chocolate fix by creating a cake in a mug! 

Yoga

Join Lisa on EARTH day to do some yoga stretches using a ball, enjoy the fresh air and think about what we can do to help the planet. 

Health and wellbeing

Join Lisa with your imagination to create your own agility course using chalk or tape.

Photography

whats your favourite colour? now search around the garden, house or on a walk and try to find and take a picture of as many things in that colour as you can

Activities

Lisa has created a list of 20 simple activities you might like to try at home, Which includes lots of activities that are completely free - how many can you complete!

Gardening

Today's challenge is to create a nature pond in your back garden, follow Lisa on how to do this.

Life cycles

Follow the life cycle of a butterfly with Karen and her family through her weekly blog.

Cooking

Join Lisa for her secret simple recipe for american pancakes

Instagram

Below is our six most recent photographs on Instagram.

Gardening

Are you missing the gardens? Why not join Phill on this virtual tour of the raised beds.

Gardening

Are you missing mowing the lawns? why not take a look at this time-lapse of Phill using the ride on mower.

Yoga

Today's yoga session sees us looking at animal poses, can you remember any?

Health and wellbeing

Join Lisa for a dance exercise session to get your heart rate going and encourage happy hormones!

Quiz

Can you name any of the fantastic plants in these photos? they all live at The Walled Garden, Did you help to plant or water them?

Art

1. Draw an egg shape

2. Colour or add a pattern on them like below 👇

3. Get somebody to hide them around your garden.

4. Get searching for the eggs at the end you could the trade them in for chocolate.

Spot the odd one out?

can you recognise the odd image, can you explain why?

Cooking

Join Lisa in this step by step video of how to make spaghetti bolognase 

Cooking

Lets get in the kitchen and make lunch, Join Lisa for a step by step session making scrambled eggs on toast

Baking

Fancy a nice and easy sweet treat? then why not join Lisa in her step by step video making flapjack - yum!

Gardening

Has one of your plants outgrown it's pot? why not join Phill in this step by step video on how to replant

Yoga

Our fantastic yoga instructor Clare Hall features in this brilliant sun salute, join her for 10 minutes of yoga

Gardening

are you missing the walled garden? why not join Phill on this virtual tour around the potting shed, can you spot any of the plants you have helped to propagate or plant?

Health and wellbeing

Ready, set, GO! lets keep fit and healthy by heading into the garden with Lisa to create our own unique obstacle course

Gardening

Follow this step by step video by Phill to learn how to safely move plants into pots to ensure they have room for growth.

Nature Activities

Take a look at this fantastic nature activity booklet, full of fun tasks for you to try, if you have access to a printer you could give it a go!

Photography

Lets search around the house and try to find as many different textures and patterns as we can for our photography session today

Gardening

Are you missing the gardens? Why not join Phill for a virtual tour through the herbaceous boarder.

Nature activities

Want to encourage or help animals come into your garden? Then why not try making one of the below activities by the Wildlife Watch.

Art

looking to create something fun for the garden, how about making a sensory jolly jelly, use a range of different textures to create one of these fantastic wind dancers with Lisa.

Gardening

Lets head into the garden and plant some seeds. Here we follow Phill in a step by step video on how to plant radishes

Baking

Are you in need of a chocolate fix? then why not try making some chocolate brownies with Lisa!

Health and wellbeing

Some useful tips & ideas from www.mind.org.uk in ensuring you take care of yourself, Remember you can always call &Talk to us at Beyond The Wall for support. 

Gardening

Are you missing the gardens? here we take a virtual tour with Phill around the orchard, can you spot any blossom on the trees?

Baking

Lets get helping out in the kitchen, you could help to change the bin, wash up, chop the vegetables for dinner or you could have a go at following this video and making a Victoria sandwich, what will it be?

Gardening

Lets get propagating! In this step by step video by Phill we see how to take a cutting and plant it up to make ourselves some free plants

Yoga

This week it is a little cold outside so lets stay indoors for our yoga session, Here Lisa demonstrates some more stretched for you to join in with. 

Gardening

Take a virtual tour with Phill around our fantastic tropical greenhouse, can you spot the banana plants?

Photography 

lets head into our gardens and try to take some pictures of signs of spring, this could be things such as flowers, insects or blossom.

Gardening

Join Phill for a wonderful tour of the west boarder, you you spot any signs of spring as you walk along the garden. What colour Rose will you find this summer?

Scavenger hunt

Not sure what to do? why not have a go at a scavenger hunt, look at the sheets below and see if you can spot anything around your house, garden or local walks?

Gardening

Pinching out is an important part of supporting your plants to grow big and strong and ensure you get the most out of the plant. In this easy step by step video Phill shows us how to care for our growing plants

Photography

Can you find something in your house starting with A,B,C,D&E? search around the house to find those items and take a picture of them, can you use the zoom button or an effect on your camera to capture them?

Gardening

Do you remember helping to care for this vegetable bed over the winter months, why not take a virtual tour with Phill to see what has been planted up in the bed and how it is starting to grow.

Art

head out into your garden and find inspiration to create the most colourful picture you can, why not draw your garden or your house?

Mindfulness

Lets do some mindfulness, it is good to take time out of our busy days to let us think about how we are feeling, Here Lisa demonstrates 3 different sessions.

Yoga

One of our favorite sessions of the week is Yoga so here is a session held by Lisa in the garden looking at 6 different stretches.

Photographs 

Here is a mixed album of photographs from BTW

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