Category Archives: Green art & games

Lots of eco/green art ideas and free games which teach children to respect the waste resources and planet around them.

Have Fun and Protect the Planet With Some Upcycled Garden Magic!

The days are getting longer, the grass is getting greener, ladybirds and butterflies are coming out of hiding and temperatures are slowly getting warmer. It’s that time of year again, spring! It’s a time for resolutions, good deeds and most … Continue reading

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Brighton Science Festival comes to Billingshurst

The Brighton Science Festival is coming to Billingshurst on Friday 29th May 2015.  It looks like a fairground. It IS a fairground, but each of the stalls has a surprise, something to grapple your mind, to discover, explore and play … Continue reading

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Importance of play

I have just read a really interesting article stressing the importance of play for children, where the author Dr Peter Gray compares human children to Carnivores and herbivores!  He says “There is a desperate need to give childhood back to children if we … Continue reading

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Going Green Family Style

Going green is something we all should do, not just us as individuals, but as whole families. We’re not talking Saint Patrick’s Day or yard beautification. We’re talking about energy conservation, renewable energy, recycling and sustainable living. Going green as … Continue reading

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National Playday outdoor free fun in Haywards Heath

Wednesday 7th August 12 – 4pm Entry free of charge Come and join us for National Playday event in Victoria Park in Haywards Heath. The event aims to encourage young people and families to use the park and its facilities, the theme … Continue reading

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Visit wonderland Pooh House and Gardens

27th and 28th April 2013 11am – 5pm Tucked away in the idyllic West Sussex village of Fittleworth is the magical one acre wonderland of Pooh House and Gardens.

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Happy Easter Green World!

    Easter Bonnet competition……Children learn about recycling and reusing in this Easter bonnet competition. This bonnet was made out of two plastic food bowls, dragonflies made out of Quality Street wrappers, egg boxes made into flowers and bugs and … Continue reading

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Family fun in the countryside

Do you love getting out into the countryside? Inhaling fresh air, feeling the wind and sun on your face?  Do you need to occupy and exercise your children but be mindful of your weekly spend?  Well you can achieve all … Continue reading

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Come and buy some Green Christmas Presents

Xmas Fayre – Thursday 8th November 7 – 9pm Would you like to raise money for a local school? Would you like to raise money for a fantastic charity who support deprived families in the Philippines? Would you like to … Continue reading

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Fabulous family festival fun!

Over the Moon Festival, a green and family-friendly event Celebrating music, art and environmental awareness On Friday 14 September until Sunday 16 September, 2012 Location: Hempstead Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex   Jim Mitchell, the festival organiser, says: ‘Over the Moon … Continue reading

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Summer Activities

The summer holidays have arrived and it looks like we may have some rainy days between now and the children going back to school. With all that time to fill, why not try some of our Rainy Day Play or … Continue reading

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Recycled Olympic Torch

Here is a simple and free recycling activity for the children during the summer holidays.

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Big Recycling Bonanza in Brighton

Sunday 29 July 2012 (11am-3pm) Event Location: The Green Centre, 39 Manor Hill, Brighton, BN2 5EL The Green Centre are asking you to bring your biros, blouses, handbags, hammers and spanners (and a whole lot of other materials) to their … Continue reading

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Geocaching – the modern day treasure hunt

  Fancy adding an extra dimension to your days out? Then give geocaching a go. Put simply, geocaching is a modern, high-tech take on a treasure hunt and has become something of a worldwide

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Sussex Family Fun Day in Recycling Week

We are holding a second Sussex Green Living (SGL) family fun day at the end of Recycling Week on Saturday 23rd June 10.30am – 2pm.  It is taking place in green gardens, fields and the SGL Green Den near Billingshurst. … Continue reading

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Make your own unique envelopes….

…….. from recycled paper or card. Here is how you do it: Find an A4 page from a magazine which you have read or perhaps an old A4 flyer. Print our Sussex Green Living envelope template* and then cut around … Continue reading

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Upcycling – Knitting Plastic Bags!

With the best will in the world we still all manage to accumulate plastic bags! Here is a simple and brilliant idea for recycling them into a stylish home-knitted, eco bag! You will need: All the plastic bags under your … Continue reading

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Egg Cup Creatures

These are really easy to make! Age: 5 and up           Let your imagination run wild when making these cute little egg cup creatures. Children can use whatever colours they like to create their own fun … Continue reading

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Preparing for Earth Hour!

Preparing for Earth Hour! Tonight hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide … Continue reading

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