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Nature soup!!!

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 Minbeast Hotel: using an old container, soil, damp stones and rotten wood to create hiding places. A wonderful child-led activity.

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 (also known as an outdoor kitchen or mud pie kitchen) is one of the best resources in DIY projects for kids to play outside as kids .

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…

Love this outdoor clock made with natural materials from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots (",)

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…

I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!: outdoor Math

Information or Data Handling Activities Outdoors

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Tes Resources on Twitter

“Anyone got any numeracy ideas? How about leaf graphs? #EarlyYearsIdeas”

Exploring Andy Goldsworthy with kids - a wonderful way to enjoy Nature AND Fall.

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Exploring real artists with kids - Andy Goldsworthy for Kids - looks at Autumn leaves and natural materials. A wonderful activity for kids.

Blog post from Abc Does about what Outdoor provision is and is not

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Create budget friendly & playful indoor/outdoor resources by upcycling and repurposing wooden spools and cable reels. Clever ideas to inspire early childhood teachers and parents.

Repurpose wooden spools and cable reels for play!

Create budget friendly & playful indoor/outdoor resources by upcycling and repurposing wooden spools and cable reels. Ideas to inspire you here!

nature based literacy ideas, school garden activities, garden classroom, nature education

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nature based literacy ideas, school garden activities, garden classroom, nature education

Information or Data Handling Activities Outdoors | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Information or Data Handling Activities Outdoors

Information or Data Handling Activities Outdoors | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Great sign for the Outdoor Play Area!

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…