Meet The Mama
Mother of three, Sydney Piercey, lives the life we all dream of, in the French Countryside. Passionate about re-use, creativity and pursuing a slower, more sustainable life, Sydney has become well-known online for creating toys for her children using cardboard. Sydney's first book, Sustainable Play: 60+ Crafts for an earth - kind home is available signed on our website now.
Here's Sydney's Top 9 Sustainable things to do in the sunshine...
🎨 Colour Hunt - Paint an empty egg carton and go hunting for things in nature which match.
🧁 Muffin Tray Treasure Hunt - Fill a muffin tray with different things found in nature. Place just one each item in each of the sections and send your little ones out to find more of the same.
🌺 Journey Stick - Wrap twine around a stick and tuck in flowers and foliage as you take a sunshine stroll.
☀️ Shadow Drawing - Draw around the shadow of your toys in the sun. We like to draw around each other too, taking turns to lie down on a long length of Kraft paper or using chalk on the patio.
🌱 Sow Seeds - It’s the perfect time of year to plant things, you can use so many things around the house for planting seeds.
🎭 Outdoor Theatre - Make up shows and perform outdoors! With the evenings staying lighter for longer this is our go - to activity for the last hour or so before dinner time!
🍃 Nature Noughts and Crosses - Our fun spin on the game is to recreate it using things found in nature making it a new and exciting game every time.
💧 Water Painting - Simple but so effective: giving little ones paintbrushes and pots of water to paint the garden wall or floor.
📚 Story Picnic - Take a blanket and an assortment of books (or toys, or both) and have a “picnic” of them in the sun.