Nature Soup - Nature and Water Play for Toddlers - Meri Cherry
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that often the most simple activities are the best. This week at Art Play Group we made Nature Soup, a concoction of lemons fresh from our lemon tree, rose petals, rocks, leaves and water with assorted shades of food coloring. Let’s just say it was delicious! I […]
How To Make A Minibeast Hotel
There's one activity that The Boy has been desperate to do all Summer; make a minibeast hotel! Last week we were playing in the garden when he spotted his old and battered wheelbarrow, went in search of a trowel, and decided that he'd had enough of waiting for me, and started doing it himself.
Mud Kitchen – Keep it Fresh!
You have seen children playing for hours in a home corner. A mud kitchen brings this fantastic play outside, to not only get the benefits of being outside but to engage in the messy and natural resources that are there. By observing children in a well-equipped mud kitchen you will have the opportunity to see them displaying all of the characteristics of effective learning. You will see children displaying curiosity, exploration and experimentation in an open-ended way. Children will…
Telling the Time - Outdoor Clock made with Sticks & Stones
Make your own outdoor clock with a few natural materials. Fun to create & great for exploring how to tell the time. We collected 12 pebbles & Minnie added the numbers 1-12 using a Sharpie marker. This was a neat activity in itself, & she was able to recall & sequence all the numbers. Next we tried to remember what a clock face looked like & where each numeral was placed. (You could show your child a watch/clock face while doing this, but I was just interested to see what Minnie could…
Information or Data Handling Activities Outdoors
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ANYONE CAN MAKE THESE 10 BEAUTIFUL AND USEFUL DIY ACCESSORIES FOR A GARDEN OUTDOORS 10
Gardens can be small to large piece of land just outside your home or as part of a park or vast landscape and it’s a wonderful place to take a break from the daily grind. Gardens, great and small, are abound around the world: The Garden of the Taj Mahal, a Kaiyu-Shiki Garden of Japan or even your own personal botanical garden filled with gorgeous wonders. There are plenty of types and purposes of gardens. Some are large plots of land that have many trees, flowers, various plants, bridges and…