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Rocky Road Krispie Cakes Recipe

White Chocolate and Apricot Krispy CakesIngredients: 100g dark chocolate 50g raisins 50 small marsh mellows. 90g Rice Krispies 1 tbsp golden syrup Equipment: Cake cases Heatproof mixing bowl Wooden spoon Wire rack Saucepan   Would you like our Dan The Gardener...

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The Rainforests

The Rainforests

Where in the world can you find? Over 2000 different types of butterflies. The worlds heaviest snake the Anaconda. Over 3000 different fruits. Trees growing over 50 metres tall. Half of the world’s animal species. 20,000 different types of Orchid flower. 30-foot-tall...

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Trees of the World

Trees of the World

Trees are so important we could not live without them. They are the largest living thing on earth growing up to heights of 115 metres. Trees can live by themselves or in big groups Small trees that live close to each other are called a tree grove An orchard is the...

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Why Soil is so important

Why Soil is so important

The soil is just as important as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Without the soil trees and plants could not grow, fungi could not survive and we would not be able to grow any food. So what exactly is soil? The soil is created from dead plants, animals and...

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Bee Facts

Bee Facts

Honey is made up of 18 per cent water, 80 per cent natural sugars and 2 per cent minerals, pollen, and protein. The sugar content is largely a combination of fructose and glucose and the balance of these two sugars determines whether the honey is clear or set....

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The Solar System For Kids

The Solar System For Kids

The Solar System For KidsThe planet we live on Earth is one of nine planets that orbit the Sun. The Sun is a star at the centre of the Solar System. These planets all orbit (travel) around the Sun. The planets go in this order from the Sun, Mercury Venus, Earth, Mars,...

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Fungi- More than meets the eye.

Fungi- More than meets the eye.

What is Fungi? Fungi are a group of organisms such as mushrooms, fungus and moulds. Fungi first came to the planet Earth 1.3 billion years ago. Fungi do not need sunlight to grow, this means there is a good chance they could be growing on other planets with less or no...

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Santa Claus around the World

Santa Claus around the World

Santa Claus - Father Christmas Santa Claus has many names in many countries you may know him as Father Christmas, Papa Noel or St Nikolaus but he means the same to all of us. Santa Claus is the spirit of Christmas, his favourite season is obvious and he works the...

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Poppy Day

Poppy Day

You might have noticed that in November each year many people wear bright red paper poppies. What are the poppies for? And why November? The First World War finally ended after four long and bloody years of fighting, on November 11th 1918.The guns stopped on the...

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Bonfire Night – In Celebration of Guy Fawkes

Bonfire Night – In Celebration of Guy Fawkes

On the 5th of November 1605, Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England with barrels gun powder. In the houses of parliament were England’s most important people including King James the 1st. Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed in the Houses of...

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Ants – They Really Are Amazing

Ants – They Really Are Amazing

How amazing are ants?Ants are common insects, but they have some unique capabilities. More than 10,000 known ant species occur around the world. They are especially prevalent in tropical forests, where they may be up to half of all the insects living in some...

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The Wonderful World of Mulch

The Wonderful World of Mulch

The wonderful world of mulch  Mulch in all of its glory is decomposing organic matter that creates a protective layer on the soil that our plants grow in. The idea is to recreate a natural system where the soil is rarely exposed to the elements. There are two types of...

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How To Make Your Own Driftwood Photo Frames

How To Make Your Own Driftwood Photo Frames

DIY driftwood frames that bring rustic beach charm to your space, and are simple for kids to make. This is a great way to recycle driftwood as well. DIY driftwood frames bring rustic beach charm and are simple to make. Driftwood or twigs are great for making photo...

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Interesting Facts For Kids- Did You Know That?

Interesting Facts For Kids- Did You Know That?

Interesting facts for kidsDid you know that man destroys around 20,000 animal and plant species a year? Did you know that in Tropical countries the floods get very serious? This is because the rainforest trees which have been cut down used to soak up the rainwater...

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Mini Cheese and Tomato Pizza

Mini Cheese and Tomato Pizza

Mini Cheese and Tomato Pizzas for Kids Ingredients: 224 g strong bread flour 120 ml of warm water ½ tsp dried fast-action yeast 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp of salt tomato puree 1 packet of fresh mozzarella cheese 1 Large tomato Would you like our Dan The Gardener &...

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Recyclable Gardening With Tyres

Recyclable Gardening With Tyres

Recyclable Gardening A major source of pollution in the world is old, used car and vehicle tyres. These tyres are made from thick rubber originally collected from the rubber tree. Landfill sites and yards are full of them and they are not going anywhere so why not use...

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Super Foods That Can Keep Kids Healthy

Super Foods That Can Keep Kids Healthy

Wonder Foods and PlantsTo set about helping the planet it is important firstly to keep yourself as healthy as possible. It’s important when maintaining health for kids to try eating more fruit and vegetables and less sugary snacks and drinks. It is also very important...

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5 Fun Facts About Rockets

5 Fun Facts About Rockets

Here are 5 fun facts about Rockets that are out of this world: The first rockets were used to launch about 800 years ago Before sending humans to space, scientists sent dogs and monkeys In April 1961, the first human used a giant rocket to journey into outer space. He...

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How to Draw a Frog

How to Draw a Frog

Fun frog factsWould you like our Dan The Gardener & Friends FREE Activity Book for kids packed full of colouring-in, dot to dot, word searches, recycling tips and diary sheets plus much more?Visit our new printables shop hereHow to draw a frog

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How to draw a shark

How to draw a shark

Fun facts about sharks Sharks do not have bones. Most sharks have good eyesight. Sharks have special electroreceptor organs. Sharkskin feels similar to sandpaper. Sharks can go into a trance. Sharks have been around a very long time. Scientists age sharks by counting...

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