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Posts from the category: Outdoor Spaces

15 Ways to Have Fun With MUD!

Sensory Play Ideas: 15 Ways to Play With Mud

Whether it be a good, old fashioned mix of sand and water or thick and sticky, clay based earth, mud play is a fabulous way to engage children in real, sensory based play and we've got 15 awesome ways to get you playing! 1. The first step is creating a mud play space. Don't despair if you … [Read more...]

Let Them Go Barefoot and 6 Other “Rules” for Play

Let them go barefoot and 6 more 'rules' for play. Why free play is so important for children and the 7 rules parents need to let them have more of it

This post is sponsored by Omo. Climb a tree. Make mud pies. Build a fort. Invent a game that lasts for days. Play in the rain. Camp out on the trampoline. How many of these do you remember doing as a child? Now look at the list again any tell me, when was the last time your children had a … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: DIY Seed Tape

Gardening with kids: Make Seed Tape. A great gift or party favour idea.

Children love being involved in growing things – my girls love planting colourful flowers and vegetables and herbs. For kids, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of seeing a tiny seedling poke through the soil or the excitement of waiting for the first strawberry or tomato of the season to … [Read more...]

Small World Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Small World Imaginative Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Hello, I am Renee from Adventures at Home with Mum. I am passionate about children learning through play, especially outdoor play and imaginative pretend play, and if you are a regular around this corner of the blogosphere you might remember the Outdoor Play Space: Pirate Hide Away that I shared … [Read more...]

11 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outdoors

11 fun ways to play outdoors

In this guest post Amber Greene of Happy Crafty Family shares some of her family's favourite ways to play outdoors! I've been a mum for almost 20 years and I've been a kindergarten teacher for decades but it wasn't until my own little boys (aged 6 and 1) came along that I truly valued time … [Read more...]

Literacy and the Great Outdoors: 10 Outdoor Literacy Ideas

Outdoor Literacy Ideas-Field Guides

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. There’s no reason learning the ABCs needs to be limited to an indoor space. In fact, there are lots of ways to encourage a love of reading and writing by spending time outside. Here are ten literacy activities I’ve enjoyed with my … [Read more...]

Outdoor Play Ideas: Pirate Hide-Away

Outdoor Play Space Ideas-Create a Pirate Den

Today the lovely Renee of Adventures at Home with Mum shows us one way to add a wonderful imaginative play space to an outdoor area - by creating a secret pirate's den! At our household outside play is very important. Kids have boundless energy and a natural curiosity to explore so playing … [Read more...]

Practical Kids: Make a Worm Farm

Worm farm how to

Regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints shares a simple eco-friendly project perfect for introducing children to the superpowers of worms! Making a worm farm using free and recycled materials is easy – easy enough that children can do it themselves with just a little help. All … [Read more...]