The audience…Under 10’s & their parents Core target is 8 yr olds – young enough to retain the power of wonder &old enough to get involved on their termsStill open to stuff that isn’t mega branded Less worried about being seen with their parents The thinking… Can’t boil the ocean – we’ve got no budget need to focus + start a localmovement that can grow into somethingJust want to try to spark more kids into getting hands on with nature"Concentrate on an area and make something happen there that we canthen transfer to other places Need something to pull kids into nature but can’t be worthy + musthave some attitude Enable kids to discover it for themselves on their terms individually ingroups Create something that local organisations can get involved with
Kids parties happening indoors when they could be happening outdoors
The PropositionThe best 2 hrs in the outdoors for a bunch of 6+ year oldsSimple ideas to make your kids’ party naturally wicked Download a basic toolkit or use the app Places, games, recipes, ideas you can share
Lots of kids stuff happening in localparks, but nature only plays a passive role
Interesting kids nature engagement initiatives happening, but they feel quite scientiﬁc and ‘dry’
Where stuff is happening it is local andnot necessarily as social as it could be
For many nature is somewhere else –need to encourage people to get stuck in on their own patch Urban , suburban and rural
Need something simple, fun and lowmaintenance – grass roots and ground up vs. top down An inspiring, easy to use toolkit. Something like a PechaKucha for kids parties in the outdoors…
Our mission Make nature exploration part of every park partyPull more kids out of non-natural party spaces into the outdoors Make natural wonder the glue for great kids parties
The Beneﬁts For ParentsHealthy – Exercise, Vitamin D Cheap Fun, Quality time Ideas + social currency
The Beneﬁts For KidsIt’s a laugh getting messy in the park with your mates Play your way Do something with your parents that’s fun
The Toolkit – for sale in supermarkets, online etc.
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