Shadow tracing. Outdoor learning. Teaching. Classroom. Resources. EYFS. Early Years. Reception. Children. Learning.

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.

Nocturnal Animals: Bats!

Your Daily Batty Dose: Craft Edition! Create a night sky with this splatter bat project (be careful, this might get a little messy) Instructions below the cut. Submit your finished projects to if you’d like :) [[MORE]]Materials:

Private animal healthcare in class 3.... Or in other words a vets role play area.

Private animal healthcare in class Or in other words a vets role play area.

Clay Faces: Taking Art Outdoors. Make a face by pressing clay onto a tree. The forest floor provides a wealth of materials to add to the clay sculptures: sticks, fir cones, leaves, pine needles.

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! Links to lots of outdoor and craft ideas :)

Fancy Stick Crown - inspired by nature, created for the imagination | @mamamissblog #juliadonaldson #stickman

Fancy Stick Crown

Role play farm shop with real ffruit and veg kids love it.

Role play farmers market (with real fruits & vegetables or pretend; if real you can having a tasting graph and sample eating contest and take some extra home to share with their families)!

I love these ladybird counters! Made using: bottle tops, a permanent marker and some googly eyes.  Perfect for counting, game counters or what about sorting?

Bottle top ladybugs (turn into math game by varying the # of spots, write numeral on bottom for self-checking) I'd use plastic bottle caps for this.

We have a music wall!!!  Our students were excited to see this new addition to our outdoor classroom!  #littlehandsbigplans

Build an outdoor music wall for the kids to give them hours of entertainment!


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