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Posts from the category: Outdoor Fun

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...]

Planning an Outdoor Play Date With Your Child

Outdoor Play Date Ideas

In this post regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature shares ideas for enjoying an outdoor play date with your kids. My kids are always up for a good play date. Granted, most of these dates involve other kids. But some are reserved just for mom, dad or even grandma. And more often … [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...]

Butterfly Symmetry Nature Art

Butterfly Symmetry Art Butterfly

This post is part of the Outdoor Maths series by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 6-year-old son adores butterflies. We recently spent time getting up close and personal with more than 30 different species in a seasonal butterfly enclosure at our local natural history … [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...]

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...]