Outdoor Mark Making Ideas for Preschool These are some of my favourite outdoor mark making ideas that can be used to help children develop the skills to write. Spending time … Continue Reading Outdoor Mark Making Ideas for Preschool
Activities to Teach Literacy Outdoors – Teaching Reading and Writing Outside There has been lots of research to show the benefits of learning outside, so these are some of my … Continue Reading Ideas to Teach Literacy Outdoors – Reading & Writing
Active Maths Ideas & Outdoor Maths Games It’s great to get children to take learning outside so we will look at some active maths ideas, including some outdoor maths games … Continue Reading Active Maths Ideas & Outdoor Maths Games
Outdoor Maths Activities KS2 – Teaching Maths Outside I have put together some fun outdoor maths activities for KS2 to support teaching maths outside. Teaching maths outside is a wonderful … Continue Reading Outdoor Maths Activities KS2 – Teaching Maths Outside
Outdoor Maths Activities EYFS – Outdoor Maths Ideas The following are some of my favourite outdoor maths ideas & activities for EYFS (Early Years – Children aged approximately 2-5). For … Continue Reading Outdoor Maths Activities EYFS – Outdoor Maths Ideas
Outdoor Maths Activities KS1 -Maths Outdoor Learning The following is a list of some of my favourite outdoor maths learning activities for KS1 (Key stage 1 – ages approximately 5-7). … Continue Reading Outdoor Maths Activities KS1 -Maths Outdoor Learning
Sun Art for Kids and Toddlers You can make your own homemade solar print paper which is excellent for making sun art with kids and toddlers. Of course, you can … Continue Reading Sun Art for Kids and Toddlers
Kids vegetable garden: How to make and plant a garden for kids The benefits of gardening for children Making a kids vegetable garden is a wonderful way for children to … Continue Reading Kids Vegetable Garden: How to Make a Garden for Kids
Benefits of loose parts play There is a growing body of research which is demonstrating a wide range of benefits of Loose Parts Play. Children can use the loose parts … Continue Reading Discover the Many Benefits of Loose Parts Play
What is it? Loose Parts Play… What is loose parts play? Loose parts play is open-ended play where children can create and explore with a range of different objects and … Continue Reading Find Out What is Loose Parts Play
Growing Sunflowers with Children Growing sunflowers with children is a lovely way to get children of all ages into gardening. They are fairly easy, low maintenance plants for your garden … Continue Reading Growing Sunflowers with Children
Growing Tomatoes with Children Growing tomatoes with children is a fun way to get children gardening! I’ve grown them with my children and it has made them excited to grow … Continue Reading Growing Tomatoes with Children
Ways Kids Can Help the Environment There are many ways kids can help the environment. This post will discuss some small actions children and their parents and teachers can take … Continue Reading 15 Ways Kids Can Help the Environment
Bird Feeder without peanut butter (How to make suet cake) We have been doing lots of activities to help us observe winter wildlife in our garden. This has included getting … Continue Reading How to Make a Bird Feeder without Peanut Butter (Suet Cake)
Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children While there is much to do in gardens in the spring and summer, people don’t tend to think about outdoor autumn and … Continue Reading Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children
Teaching measurement to Kindergarten children- From the beginning Teaching measurement to Kindergarten children can be a challenge as many children will come to school with a wide range of experiences … Continue Reading Teaching Measurement to Kindergarten Children- length
Teaching Length to Kindergarten Children – Ordering Sticks by Length This post focuses on teaching length to Kindergarten children or children just beginning to learn about measuring with length. When … Continue Reading Teaching Length to Kindergarten Children Using Sticks
Activities to Teach Numbers- Autumn Counting Activities This post contains a small collection of activities to teach numbers while focusing on autumn counting activities. I’m sure I will have more … Continue Reading Activities to Teach Numbers – Autumn Counting Activities
Teaching Kids about Gardening- Collecting Seeds from Flowers Teaching kids about gardening is a great way to get children outdoors and to introduce them to the world of flowers and … Continue Reading Teaching Kids about Gardening- Collecting Seeds
Outdoor Nature Art Activity Miniature Nature Collages are a great outdoor art activity for children. They are a creative way for children to explore properties and colours, with adjectives such … Continue Reading Outdoor Nature Art Activity- Miniature Nature Collages
The following post contains a range of different autumn leaf activities for children that are related to the autumn season. I’ve done some of these at home with my children and others I have used as teaching activities in school. They all have a teaching and learning objective in mind, but some of them are focused on creative arts and design, whilst others are maths or science focused.
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
Rocks can be all sorts of fun for sorting! They can be sorted by size, shape, colour. They can be sorted in groups or it can be done in gradients. Children can be free to sort them and organise them in any way they like. It’s a great way for children to begin to think about similarities and differences and how things can be similar in some ways and different in others.
I think this is my favourite gross motor activity for young children and it is one that the children in my classes get really excited about. Children have so much fun doing this that they don’t realise that they are working hard and building muscle and strength.