Outdoor Play

13 Jun 2016

Parachute Play for Preschool Chi...

I don’t think I have ever met a child, or an adult for that matter, who can resist a parachute.  Parachute play is good physical fun which builds on personal, social and emotional development. Resources Parachute Soft balls Bean bags Skipping ropes Beach ball Activities To build on the phonetic […]

03 May 2016

Citizen Science for Younger Chil...

Getting children involved with real scientific projects is a great way to inspire them to learn about the environment around them. Citizen Science in particular gives benefits to both the children and organisations by getting them involved to provide data for specific projects. By giving children the opportunity to spend more […]

19 Apr 2016

Natural Sensory Tubes

Natural sensory tubes can be used as a fun activity for children to learn about the seasons and and to gain a range of sensory experiences in the great outdoors. This activity is really easy to set up with just a few simple resources. For this activity you will need Sensory […]

05 Apr 2016

Den Building for Early Years

Den building is a great way for children to develop their personal, social and emotional development. It tests their turn taking skills, builds their confidence and gives them opportunities to compromise and problem solve. There are many other areas of learning which are developed through den building including communication skills, […]

01 Mar 2016

Stick Man Storytelling

Stick Man Storytelling is a fun outdoor activity that will help children to get enthusiastic about literacy and help them to develop their own imaginative and communication skills by telling their own Stick Man story. There are lots of other benefits to this activity including the chance to get outdoors […]

29 Feb 2016

Arctic Animal Snow Trail Activit...

This winter themed snow and Arctic model activity will ignite children’s curiosity and engage them in outdoor physical play. Children love to explore and follow your lead searching for hidden objects, particularly if there is a surprise to be found at the other end! Playing follow the snow trail gives […]

08 Oct 2015

Homemade Natural Paint for Autum...

Painting with natural paints is a messy but fun activity for autumn. It offers children the opportunity to get creative whilst learning about the seasons and natural world. Our natural painting activity is best done outdoors! Our helper experimented with blackberry paint which is easily made using freshly picked blackberries. […]

01 Sep 2015

How to Make a Rainbow

Making a rainbow is a fun early years science activity for children to learn about the weather and how light behaves. It can also be linked to a range of other rainbow related activities including literacy, art and music. Making real rainbows On a sunny day it is easy to […]

13 May 2015

Mud Kitchens: A Recipe for Fun

Although they are nothing new, we have noticed a big increase in interest in mud kitchens recently. Perhaps this is due to the rise of the forest school philosophy which is described by the Forest School Association as: An inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and […]