Exploring Light & Shadow (Reggio)

Light-Shadow tracing ~ so simple, yet so brilliant. It was this picture that inspired me to get the old light projectors from the school storage, and do a tracing activity for Groundhog Day. The kids loved the light and shadow experiment.

Messy Little Monster: Stick Craft: Nature Paint Brushes

Nature Paintbrushes

Stick Craft: Nature Paintbrushes Stick Craft: Nature Paint Brushes :: nature craft :: outdoor art project Really want great ideas on arts and crafts?

Nature self portraits.

Art & Science all in one: Make a self portrait with nature treasures. sturdy paper and tacky glue.- First grade! art with natural resources

Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture her developing math skills while you're at it!

How Old is That Tree?

How Old is that tree? Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture her developing math skills while you're at it!

Nature hunt bags and lots of other scavenger hunt ideas - planning to do this

Nature hunt bags and lots of other scavenger hunt ideas - Forest School! Encouragig indepence, hunting and identifying skills

The benefits of choosing forest schools rather than traditional schools. Take a look at what nature can bring to the learning curriculum, you might be surprised on how much the environment can teach children.

This forest Kindergarten created a Solstice Spiral made out of painted rocks; from Forest Kindergarten Teacher Network.

Forest

This forest Kindergarten created a Solstice Spiral made out of painted rocks; from Forest Kindergarten Teacher Network.

Literacy activities outdoors :: outdoor learning :: garden classroom ideas :: outdoor play spaces

The Garden Classroom

Nature bracelet - before taking your kids on a nature walk, put a thick strip of masking take sticky side out around their wrists. As they are walking they can add whatever they find to their bracelet.

Make Nature Bracelets - Wide Masking Tape with sticky side out! Then add 'gems' each child has found. Way better for our nature walks!

What a simple way to work in some language learning while getting fresh air. Color hunt outside using multiple languages!

Color Hunt - Exploring the World Around Us

Leaf art could make a lovely hanging mobile from a twig photo frame. #forestschoolidea

Review – Land Art for Kids: In the Woods

Richard Shilling on Land Art for Kids what a great idea for outside leaf/nature sculptures. make sure to watch an andy goldsworthy documentary too! Should you appreciate arts and crafts you really will really like this site!

A 'nest' for children at Winterthur Gardens

A 'nest' for children at Winterthur Gardens - I like the idea of making child size nests!

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