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Winter Art Project: Paint the Snow

snow painting - happy hooligans and cbc kids ~ love the use of the twigs for the frame!

Getting to grips with shapes! This activity can also be great for mark making. Best outdoors this one, tiz a bit messy but easily cleaned. This is shaving foam! Squirt and spread across your surface. We then used our plastic shapes as templates and with our fingers drew around the outside, lifted up and had created our shapes which we then talked about. Great for shape classification!

Cover the surface with shaving foam. Then use plastic shapes as templates and with fingers draw around the shapes.

Some super fun outdoor learning games for the summer!

Outdoor literacy activity -- students can print words, then play game (using spray bottles, not water squirters!

They play, but do they write? Do children write in a play-based curriculum? Just try to stop them!

Do children write in a play-based early curriculum? Yes, they do! Great article about this subject.

Handwriting Practice with Dirt and Sticks- can go on a hunt outside to gather materials, or you can sit outside on a beautiful day and complete the activity- each child has their own personal pan

Handwriting Practice with Dirt and Sticks

Handwriting is a skill we need to practice in our house this year. My kindergartner gets bored practicing writing on paper so we like to mix it up. One of his favorite ways to practice is writing in dirt!

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