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Posts from the category: Outdoor Fun

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...]

Kids Art: How to Make Chalk Paint

How to make chalk paint

When Immy recently asked if she could paint the whitewashed walls of our cubby house I wasn't quite ready to hand over the tins of leftover house paint just yet. I did however see it as a great opportunity to try out an art project that has been on our to-do list for a while - making and painting … [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...]

Math Games: Number Learning in Nature

Math Games - Number learning in nature - Counting

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My youngest son is in kindergarten, which means we spend a lot of time working with our ABCs and 123s. In addition to taking our reading and writing activities outdoors, I’m often looking for ways to combine math games with … [Read more...]

Sensory Play: Sand Box Diamond Mine

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Today I am excited to feature a guest post from fellow play blogger, Kate of The Craft Train. Kate is a Mum of two, graphic designer and craft guru, and her blog is packed with arty and crafty goodness so be sure to pop over and check it out after you have had a peek at this fabulous sensory … [Read more...]

101 Ways to Play Outdoors Printable Poster

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The weather is glorious here in Western Australia at the moment and my girl's are spending most of their free time outdoors. To celebrate the simple joy of outdoor play I decided to collate 101 fabulous outdoor activities into this printable poster that you are welcome to print and display in your … [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...]

25 Fun Things to Do at the Beach

Fun things to Do at the Beach | Drip castle

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My family and I love spending time at the beach. It’s one giant playground with all kinds of fun and easy ways to discover nature right at your fingertips. Plus, whether you’re checking out a new-to-you spot or revisiting an old … [Read more...]