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Idea for Outdoor Tray for Investigating Found Treasures or Small World Play (from Stomping in the Mud) Nature Activities, Toddler Activities, Outdoor Activities, Eyfs Activities, Reggio Emilia, Mini Mundo, Outdoor Play Spaces, Outdoor Fun, Outdoor Ideas

Stomping in the Mud

Thanks everyone for your support over the past four years. Stomping will be closed for the 2015/2016 school year. Check back for an update in the spring for our September 2016 plans. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Thanks for Stomping by!

Mud Kitchen Keep it fresh! is part of Kids Crafts Outdoors Mud Kitchen - Mud kitchen (also known as an outdoor kitchen or mud pie kitchen) is one of the best resources in DIY projects for kids to play outside as kids Outdoor Learning Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Areas, Eyfs Outdoor Area Ideas, Outdoor Education, Patio Ideas, Outdoor Play Kitchen, Backyard Kids, Backyard House

Mud Kitchen – Keep it Fresh!

You have seen children playing for hours in a home corner. A mud kitchen brings this fantastic play outside, to not only get the benefits of being outside but to engage in the messy and natural resources that are there. By observing children in a well-equipped mud kitchen you will have the opportunity to see them displaying all of the characteristics of effective learning. You will see children displaying curiosity, exploration and experimentation in an open-ended way. Children will…

 A simple but inviting idea! A simple but inviting idea! Forest School Activities, Autumn Activities, Art Activities, Outdoor Activities, All About Me Activities Eyfs, Nursery Activities Eyfs, Autumn Crafts Preschool, Autumn Crafts For Kids, Art Projects

Growing things

Looking for Autumn activities? Click on the picture for our fun activities based around books such as 'Leaf Man'!​

Characteristics Of Effective Learning Early Years Staffroom Eigenschaften Des Effektiven Lernens Early Years Staffroom - Image Upload Services Outdoor Learning Spaces, Outdoor Play Areas, Eyfs Outdoor Area Ideas, Outdoor Rooms, Patio Ideas, Outdoor Living, Preschool Garden, Sensory Garden, Outdoor School

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Children need motivation to learn. Motivation is more important than intelligence and is the key to success for children and adults. Think of the Characteristics of Effective Learning as instilling motivation to not only succeed in Early Years, but to also become lifelong learners.

Forest School Fun: Transform pebbles into Pebble Pets & create a seasonal habitat! Forest School Activities, Nature Activities, Outdoor Activities For Kids, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play, Fun Activities, Activity Ideas, Outdoor Art, Outdoor School

Pebble Pets

After looking through her ever growing collection of pebbles Minnie decided to give some of them a little personality. She grabbed the googly eyes we'd been using for another craft & our set of pens for glass & ceramics & set to work creating her pebble people! She then put together these sections of wood to make a house for the pebble people who were soon developing names & characteristics! We had Robby who was scruffy, Milly who was bossy, & a sleepy sue who kept falling asleep! :-) These…

Going on a Sound Hunt. Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: We're Going on a Sound Hunt.Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: We're Going on a Sound Hunt. Forest School Activities, Nature Activities, Outdoor Activities For Kids, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play, Toddler Activities, Outdoor Ideas, Creative Activities, Outdoor Games

We're Going on a Sound Hunt...

At this time of year it can sometimes be hard to think of outdoor activities, but the great thing about this Sound Hunt is that it can be enjoyed in all weathers around your neighbourhood, & you don't need any equipment. Before we set out on our sound hunt we shared this rhyme (based on We're Going on a Bear Hunt) Minnie set off on her hunt armed with 2 sound sticks (wooden spoons) to help track down some outdoor sounds. She led the hunt & experimented with the sound sticks on walls, bricks…

Have you been spending time in nature this spring? Been out at Forest School? Playing outdoors in nature and noticed the beginnings of spring? Forest School Activities, Nature Activities, Steam Activities, Spring Activities, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Learning, Early Education, Outdoor Play, Enchanted Wood

The Tinder Box

Kindling Play and Training | Forest School | Beach School | Playwork | Training | Creative Workshops | Outdoor Learning

A huge collection of ideas and inspiration for reusing tyres in outdoor play creatively & safely. Save money on outdoor play equipment by upcycling! Project & safety tips included for early childhood educators and teachers. Outdoor Learning Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Areas, Outdoor Playground, Outdoor Fun, Eyfs Outdoor Area Ideas, Playground Ideas, Indoor Play, Outdoor School

Scorpions In Your Sand Tray and other Outdoor Play!

This February half term I was lucky enough to be invited to go out to Brunei and work with the team at Hornbill School. The school caters for both Nepali children of Gurkha soldiers and children of…