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
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A fun scientific investigation for kids on a hot day: freezing and then melting objects in blocks of ice!
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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A fabulous article about an outdoor playful literacy activity by Malia from Playdough to Plato. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ I love making learning entertaining and this outdoor word scavenger hunt definitely does just that. As children race around tracing labels for common backyard objects, they don’t even notice that they are practicing reading and writing. It’s brilliantly
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Here’s how to make a really simple rain gauge using recycled materials, for some rainy day fun! There are plenty of opportunities for learning about measuring, number recognition, capacity and weather along the way too!
We have had the most incredible, persistent rainfall for the
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