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Posts from the category: Physical

Go Outside and Be

Go outside and BE: Why quiet time outside is so important to health and wellbeing

In this post Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature reminds us of the importance of regular quiet time spent outdoors - time to just be. It’s no secret that life as a parent today is busy. In most cases, it’s crazy busy. Rare are the times when we stop to allow ourselves to just BE. I for one tend … [Read more...]

Silly Putty Recipe & 10 Putty Play Ideas

Homemade Silly Putty Recipe with Australian ingredients Pin

In response to requests from Australian followers, today Carrie of A Little Learning for Two is sharing her recipe for silly putty using Australian sourced ingredients but even those NOT in Australia should read on as Carrie is also sharing 10 fabulous playful learning ideas for using silly putty … [Read more...]

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...]