Storytelling & Magic in the Garden
“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”
There is something really special about gardens, you might even call it magic. A garden is a healing place, an inspriring place, and a place to connect to nature.
Each garden (and the magic within) tells a story- how it came to be, who tends to it, and who lives there. A garden’s magic might be the work of magical creatures, or maybe the magic comes from the story itself. Either way, explore these hidden magical properties of gardens through story-telling with this week’s activities and crafts!
STORYTELLING BY BURKE FROM HOME – Storytelling is an ancient tradition that spans over generations and many different cultures and peoples. It is a common and important practice amongst Native Tribes and Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about story telling traditions in the PNW, then create your own family’s story with these activities from Ty Juvinel and the Burke Museum.
Games & Activities
STORY MAPS – tell a stroy about yout favorite garden, park, or green space by mapping out your tale as it takes place!
Arts & Crafts
FOREST FLOOR MANDALAS – Let nature tell the story! Create magical forest floor mandalas using found materials like leaves, sticks, and flowers with this DIY activity by Daisy and the Gumboots Kids and CBC. Need some inspirtion? Check out the MAGICAL LAND ART BY DAVID GOLDSWORTHY, brough to you by Bored Panda.