Art and Play in Nature: It’s Playtime!

Here are some lovely ideas for creating art and play in the beautiful outdoors, using natural elements. Be sure to click through and read about each activity and leave a comment for the authors!

Beautiful nature collages from The Chocolate Muffin Tree!

 Painted rocks by Crafting Play

 Miniature

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Freezing and Melting Objects in Ice

A fun scientific investigation for kids on a hot day: freezing and then melting objects in blocks of ice!

Freezing and defrosting ice experiment

 We have had some wonderfully hot weather this week and our play has been mainly outside from breakfast to bedtime. To help cool down

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Glitter Cloud Dough Beach Sensory Tub

I am officially in LOVE with Cloud Dough! It is one of the easiest play recipes to make, requiring only 2 ingredients from around the house, feels fabulous between the fingers, can be formed and moulded into shapes, is easy to clear up and lasts for ages! What a brilliant play substance! It really should have

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30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge: Outside Adventure!

Day 11: Outside Adventure!So easy, so healthy and so much fun!

Play prompt:Spend 15 minutes taking a walk outside and turn it into a mini-adventure, whatever the weather! Depending on where you live in the world here are some different ideas of ways you can make your outside time into a fun play time! Continue reading 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge: Outside Adventure!

It’s Playtime! Natural Play Ideas

It’s sometimes harder to get outside at this time of year but there were some lovely ideas linked up last week for playing with nature! Word Play House made gorgeous natural play items made from items collected on a nature walk!  Squiggle Mum guest posted 10 ideas

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