Posts from the category: Outdoor Fun

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...]

Our Play Space: Outdoor Play Mud Kitchen 

our play space mud kitchen featured at Childhood 101

This week I am excited to re-introduce the Our Play Space series. Each fortnight you will find an exciting playful space from around the interwebs featured here at Childhood 101 and today we are kicking off with a fabulous outdoor play mud kitchen - just check out the inviting bridge, the fantastic … [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...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Please Mr Crocodile

Games for Kids-How to Play Please Mr Crocodile

Each time I share my previous post, 14 Good, Old Fashioned Games to Play with Kids, I have readers ask how to play some of the games included in the list. Given the international nature of the Childhood 101 community it is unsurprising that games that may be all too familiar to many in Australia … [Read more...]

Best of 2013: Outdoor Play Ideas

outdoor play ideas for kids

There's a little something for everyone in today's Best Of list - active kids, constructive kids, creative kids and pint-sized explorers...and their parents! - which is not surprising as I am a long time advocate for turning off the TV and taking play outdoors. If you are looking for inspiration and … [Read more...]

Learning About Composting

An Everyday Story for Childhood 101 | Teaching Children About Compost

This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. Do you compost? I realised recently, as I was peeling and slicing vegetables for dinner, that most of our general rubbish was fresh food scraps; wonderful, nutrient dense scraps just going straight into the bin. I guess I’ve … [Read more...]

Nature-Based Play Ideas for Active Kids

Outdoor play ideas for active kids

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. I’ve got a confession to make: Parenting my 5-year-old son is in a word, challenging. From the time he first walked, he earned the nickname “The Runner” in our family. He is full of energy. Seemingly boundless energy. So much … [Read more...]

Our Favourite Outdoor ‘Un-Toys’

outside toys from recycled materials

This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Our kids have a selection of commercially made outdoor toys. They ride bikes, play cricket and throw balls. They have a trampoline and a swing set. They have garden tools, and the toddler even has a hideously noisy lawnmower … [Read more...]