Posts from the category: Outdoor Fun

Games for Kids: How to Play Red Light, Green Light

Games for Kids: How to Play Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light is a great game for getting kids moving, encouraging children to listen and respond and requiring them to stay alert and be controlled in their movements. While many children think that the fastest child is sure to win, it is those who are sure and steady on their feet that … [Read more...]

101 Things To Do Outdoors: A Fun Printable Poster

101 Things to Do Outdoors Printable Play Poster

With the sun shining on the southern hemisphere and school holidays starting soon, I asked my good friend Kate of Picklebums to cast her designer eye over my 101 Ways to Play Outdoors poster to give it a new season freshen up. The poster lists 101 simple ideas for outdoor fun and play in your … [Read more...]

5 Nature Inspired Christmas Projects

5 Outdoor Nature Inspired Christmas Projects

In this post regular contributor, Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature shares five fabulous nature inspired Christmas projects. If your family is like mine, the holidays are filled with family traditions. Every year, we look forward to baking holiday cookies, watching Christmas movies and going to … [Read more...]

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...]

BIG Art for Kids on a Dollar Store ‘Canvas’

Big Art for Kids on an Improvised Dollar Store Canvas

Take one sunny day, three children who LOVE painting and one BIG improvised canvas from the dollar store and what do you have? Lots of fun creating BIG art! This project is great for toddlers and preschoolers and works well with small groups of children so it's perfect for playgroups, home … [Read more...]

Outdoor Activities: 20 Ways to Play with Sticks

20 Fun Ways to Play With 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...]