Neat idea for exploring light and shadow on a sunny day

Shadow drawing is a simple but fun outdoor art activity for kids. "In the morning a.) or late afternoon p.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of object

Nature bracelet - before taking your kids on a nature walk, put a thick strip of masking take sticky side out around their wrists. As they are walking they can add whatever they find to their bracelet.

Make Nature Bracelets - Wide Masking Tape with sticky side out! Then add 'gems' each child has found. Way better for our nature walks!

Bug Ball Topiary Tree from Wildlife Gadgetman - a whole new take on the bug hotel!

How to build a Bug Hotel :: Garden activities for curious kids

Using wire hanging baskets create a 'bug ball topiary tree' by wildlife gadgetman -- help attract beneficial insects.

Fairy garden at Early Discoveries Inc Child Care (",)

Fairy garden at Early Discoveries Inc Child Care - image shared by let the children play (",) I like the mirror- would make it easy to see what's going on from the classroom.

Pine needle sensory bottles (it would be great to have a shelf full of discovery bottles/cans...etc)

A pine needle in a bottle

pine needle discovery bottles - Make with the kids at preschool. Add water, pine needles, and glitter to a water bottle and hot glue cap on top. one of pine cones!

Gallery of Effective Practice: Outdoor - Opportunities for Physical Development

What you can do with found material" Effective Practice: Outdoor - Opportunities for Physical Development

Wellie Rack / Boot rack / Shoe Rack Heavy Duty Colours available | eBay

Wellie Rack / Boot rack / Shoe Rack Heavy Duty Colours available

Wellie Rack / Boot rack / Shoe Rack Heavy Duty Colours available in Home, Furniture & DIY, Storage Solutions, Shoe Storage

Sun catchers from tissues paper inspired by the new book from Michael Hall, It's an Orange Aardvark (he also wrote My Heart is Like a Zoo)

Sun catchers (Book: I'm an Orange Aardvark) (Tissue paper and clear cover)

Adorable outdoor "construction site" play area

Fun area for boys and all those Tonka trucks and John Deere tractors. Backyard Idea, for sure!**- definitely NOT just for boys, my 4 year old daughter would absolutely love this & play in it every day we let her.

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