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Outdoor Activities: 20 Ways to Play with Sticks

Outdoor Activities for Kids - Sticks

Today Debi of Go Explore Nature shares 20 super simple ways to play, create and explore with one of the oldest toys in the world - the humble stick! When it comes to childhood toys, more often than not, simple is best. Take the humble stick, for example. It’s free, can be found just about anywhere, … [Read more...]

6 Fun Parchute Games for Kids

6 Parachute Games: Outdoor Games for Kids

As a teacher, I have seen first hand how much children love parachute play and both my girls have been fortunate to enjoy playing with parachutes at playgroup, kindy gym and school PE class. They love it! Parachute games also make a fun addition at birthday parties and they are even great as ice … [Read more...]

Gross Motor Activities in Nature + Printable Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor gross motor activities

In this guest post Anastasia of Montessori Nature shares some great ideas for getting children outdoors and active in nature to develop gross motor skills. Our casual, frequent walks in nature provide fun adventures, promote healthy habits, and help me to create a stronger bond with my child. … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Captain’s Orders

Games for Kids: How to Play Captain's Orders

Captain's Orders is a great group game for getting children moving and thinking. The faster the commands are called, the faster (and funnier!) the actions! It can be easily adapted by reducing or increasing the number and complexity of the game's commands, which makes it work well with children of … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Duck, Duck, Goose

How to Play Duck, Duck, Goose Games for Kids

I cannot even imagine how many hundreds of times I have played this popular game with groups of young children in school, kindergarten, preschool and even child care. It certainly is an Australian classic! Here's how to play... Duck, Duck, Goose Number of players: 6+ (the more the … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Scarecrow Tag

Games for Kids: Scarecrow Tag

This month's game, a version of chasey (or tag), is fabulous fun for classes or groups of children - we call it Scarecrow Tag. Scarecrow Tag Number of players: 6+ (the more the merrier!) Recommended Age: 4+ years Equipment needed: None To play: To begin, make sure that all of the … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?

Games for Kids: How to Play What's the Time Mr Wolf

Last month's Game for Kids post (How to Play Please Mr Crocodile) was so popular that I thought I would share another common collaborative game that children in Australia enjoy - What's the Time, Mr Wolf? Here's how to play... What's the Time, Mr Wolf? Number of players: 2+ (the more the … [Read more...]

Jump Into Learning: Kinesthetic Learning Activities

Kinaesthetic learning activities

Do you have an active learner? Kinesthetic learning is a learning style in which learning takes place by the student carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration. People with a preference for kinesthetic learning are also commonly known as … [Read more...]