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Posts from the category: Outdoor Fun

10 Easy Ideas for Making Art Outdoors

10 easy ideas for making art outdoors with kids

This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints. I like art with kids to be spontaneous and not requiring too much in the way of preparation, and I usually find that taking art outdoors fits the bill nicely. Here are 10 outdoor art ideas that I hope inspire some … [Read more...]

Learning from Nature: Amongst Living Things

Amongst living things - montessori thoughts on nature from An Everyday Story for Childhood 101

This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way was one of the first parenting books I read which really resonated with me. It made me see differently, more clearly, and was my first introduction to the Montessori … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Play Space Kids Will Adore

Outdoor Play - simple to make backyard balance beam

Whether it be at home or in an early education setting, providing thought, space and resources to each of the 7 areas below will place you well on the path to creating an exceptional play space for young children to enjoy. 1. Active play Space to move and simple toys and resources that … [Read more...]

Creating a Mud Garden

Creating a mud play garden area for kids

This post is by regular contributor Ali Wright of At Home With Ali. Sticky, gooey mud – it's a fabulous thing for kids to play with and get messy. But what if you don't have a lot of garden space or you are concerned about what is in your soil? We faced these problems. Our small city garden is … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Nature Inspired Playful Learning

5 steps to nature inspired learning

This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints. My favourite kind of play is nature inspired. Backyard time, a walk around the block or a bushwalk provide the perfect starting point for days of playful learning. Almost daily my daughter and I go for a walk and look … [Read more...]

12 Playful Games for Active Kids

Play Ideas for Active Kids

Wherever in the world you are, and whatever your weather, you'll find fabulous playful ideas for active kids all around the blogosphere. Here are 12 of my favourites to get you started... Indoor Active Play Ideas 1. Indoor Obstacle Course : Adventures at Home With Mum 2. Weaving Through a … [Read more...]

Learning About Weather in Your Own Backyard

Children and nature - learning about weather - outdoor science activities

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 8 year old received a weather station this past Christmas and promptly began begging us to set it up. It took us awhile, but we finally did it – just in time to be able to put the rain gauge it came with to good … [Read more...]

Nurturing Curiosity

Nurturing Curiosity - An Everyday Story for Childhood 101

This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. There is something about preschoolers, isn't there? The questions fly thick and fast, sometimes too fast for a bewildered mama to keep up. 'What's that flashing light for Mummy?' 'How did that building get so tall Mummy?' … [Read more...]