Using natural materials found outside to create mandalas is a lovely way to work collaboratively, build numeracy and patterning skills, and create a stunning piece of eco-artwork. Another creative outdoor activities with loose parts
Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. some days I think that I need a calming jar.