Making an Organic Vegetable Garden with Children

How to make a vegetable patch with children so that they can grow and harvest their own food! organic vegetable patch for children kids I’ve been wanting to make an area for growing vegetables with the girls ever since we made our play garden

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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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An Irresistible Word Scavenger Hunt

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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Homemade Rain Gauge

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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