{natural clay tree sculptures} What a great way to make a nature collection into a piece of art.

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! Links to lots of outdoor and craft ideas :)

water in gutters for play.

Just Add Water!

Gutter water play -- used to do this every summer with my mom& summer camps! Love the connectors and props, that looks really stable. So fun!

Develop a Sense of Wonder - loose parts and shadows- uses patterns and shadows to create interest and curiosity in children

Extraordinary Classroom: The children test their theory- Shadows Move when the Sun Moves

An idea on Tuesday: Maths In The Playground ≈≈

BALANCE: Outdoor rock balancing An idea on Tuesday: Maths In The Playground ≈≈

Chalk board painted tree cookies shared by Let the Children Play ---- www.facebook.com/letchildrenplay from http://aubreyandlindsay.blogspot.ca/2013/09/wood-slices-sanders.html

26 Beautiful Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint + wood slices =great table numbers for wedding center pieces