Look what these children made with just sticks and leaves! What a great way to take creativity outdoors.

Shooting Star ~ Land Art ~ sticks and leaves

Use found natural items as nature's stampers to make fun impressions in play dough. Fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers (and mums!) ~ Danya Banya

Nature's Stampers: Impressions in play dough

Nature's Stampers: Making impressions in play dough - Danya Banya

Paint brushes made from leaves. Forest Schools. Outdoor learning. Painting. Creative Development. Teaching. Classroom. Resources. EYFS. Early Years. Reception. Children. Learning.

Textured Painting with Nature's Paint Brushes

"Textured Painting - Natures Paint Brushes" This is not just art, but art in nature! Go on a nature walk to gather 'schtuff!' Then use what you gather to create art or As art!

Tic tac toe with natural materials

Natural tic tac toe - games with kids!

How many triangles can you make with 9 sticks? Kids can reinforce geometry and critical thinking skills through creating various shapes with sticks.

How many triangles can you make with 9 sticks? Or older kids, Who can use these 9 sticks to make the most triangles? Kids can reinforce geometry and critical thinking skills through creating various shapes with sticks.

Fabric den

mrs Clarke - how about this for the spare mud (sorry garden) pit? Weaving wigwam - could take out fabric strips and let the kids weave through the lattice play house

Forest Kindergarten – A better way to teach our young children?  great article about a school in the USA

Forest Kindergarten - A better way to teach our young children?

This forest Kindergarten created a Solstice Spiral made out of painted rocks; from Forest Kindergarten Teacher Network.

Nature hunt bags and lots of other scavenger hunt ideas - planning to do this

Nature hunt bags and lots of other scavenger hunt ideas - Forest School! Encouragig indepence, hunting and identifying skills

Outdoor alphabet learning for toddlers and preschoolers using chalk and rocks from And Next Comes L

Alphabet Learning with Chalk & Rocks

British Columbia Kindergarten Language Arts Outdoor alphabet learning for toddlers and preschoolers using chalk and rocks from And Next Comes L

Make Natural Play Dough Seed Ornaments

Rangoli patterns on playdough using natural grains (Butterflies Childminding)

A beautiful idea from Auchlone Nature Kindergarten using a willow branch, a fern and some coloured tissue paper.

stick frame/tissue paper with leaf

A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play

BOOK REVIEW: A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play

A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play: Marilyn Singer, LeUyen Pham

Montessori Nature: OUTDOOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES WITH FREE PRINTABLES

Outdoor Learning Activities With Free Printables

Outdoor Learning Activities With Free Printables - Montessori Nature

how to create a "bug hotel" - great for a nature center, school, or even your own backyard!

let the children play: bug hotel

Full principles and criteria for good practice | Forest School Association

The Forest School ethos has six principles, which were agreed by the UK Forest School community in For more information on what Forest School is and how the guiding principles were agreed see

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