outdoor play, early years - lovely way to display learning

outdoor play, early years - lovely way to display learning - currently use this as my open ended play for the garden display board.

"Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines….?"…

DIY Drawing and tracing using shadows: great craft/art for kids too. "Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines…."… great idea for tracing. Take a quick pic then don't have to worry about sun changing places.

Leaf printing, have done this with stones. Bash leaves with stones against flat surface/paving slab to leave a print

20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

DIY Leaf print for cards: Place a fresh leaf in between a sheet of paper and a paper towel. Tap it with a hammer and it leaves the outline of the leaf.

MINIBEAST SPOTTING FORM: Great printable sheet with a good selection of common minibeasts for a little hunt. From Sparklebox.

MINIBEAST SPOTTING FORM: Great printable sheet with a good selection of common minibeasts for a little hunt. We could paint these on the Kinder mural and the kids could do hunts for them!

fun outdoor craft using all sorts of items from nature! good for exploring nature, fine motor, sensory, and for body awareness activity.

fun outdoor craft using all sorts of items from nature! good for exploring nature, fine motor, sensory, and for body awareness activity.- self portrait idea

Catching spider webs!

Put real spiderwebs on paper. preserve a spiderweb on paper to explore/look at. or put the black paper behind it so it can be seen in detail and then take a picture so you don't have to destroy the spider's web.

Counting and Grouping with Sticks. Playful Maths ... just like forest school

Counting and Grouping with Sticks. Playful Maths

ALPHABET STEPPING WOODEN DISCS ≈

A set of large wooden alphabet stepping stones. Makes outdoor literacy easy. Why not use at lunch times for word hop scotch, or create a letter hunt/eye-spy.


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