Outdoor Play

The water play kitchen

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A fun summer of water play all set up in our out door water play kitchen!

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Summertime play essentials

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Summer break has officially begun and we are featuring all the essentials for summertime play.

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Inspiring outdoor playscapes

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Sometimes, it is hard to think of ideas to spruce up your outdoor play area.   With summer just around the corner, I wanted to share some child-friendly backyards and outdoor playscapes that I find to be so inspiring… Turn your screened-in porch into an outdoor studio If you have been following us for awhile, you […]

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Bubbles, bubbles

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Bubbles are the quintessential children’s toy!  They are inexpensive, easy to find, and can provide hours of entertainment.  Bubbles are a wonderful multi-sensory activity.  Today I’m sharing 10 ways to explore bubbles in your home or classroom… Let’s begin with the bubble blowing basics.  You will need some sort of bubble solution.  You can buy […]

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Exploring textured water play

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When a preschooler is in the “play zone” it is best to let him explore without interruption! Exploring textured water play is just the ticket for getting your child into the play zone!

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One-inch sandbox play

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This simple one-inch sand-play experience invites a different kind of sand play. Affordable and Simple to set-up and open ended too!

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The motivation to draw and write is powered by play

Motivation to Draw

You may think that driving a toy jeep around the drive-way and developing the skills to write or draw have no connection but my two-year-old grandson would demonstrate that there is a strong connection between the two…

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Around the world | an Earth day game

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We took our Earth day ball outdoors on a bright and sunny day and played a game called, “Around the World!”

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A few minutes outdoors on a cold winter day helps keep the winter blues away

Dreading those cold winter days? See how just spending a few minutes outdoors can make your whole day a better, happier experience.

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Sorting through the colors of fall

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Taking a walk through our “forest” to gather up the colors of fall!

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Pppppp is for pumpkin painting, pouring, pounding, and playdough play

Exploring pumpkins through all kinds of play in our outdoor classroom!

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Six unique ways to use scrap wood in preschool

There are so many wonderful ways preschoolers can explore scrap wood. Stop by and see some of the unique ways we are exploring in our classroom!

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Stack the box relay race

Introducing the basics of a relay race to preschool age children with this stack the box relay!

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Ants on a log counting and drawing game

Counting and drawing our own ants and exploring our outdoor log maze too!

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I can day: kick the can game

Taking our cans outside to play a preschool version of “Kick the Can” on “I Can Day!”

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Fine motor acorn play

Collecting, counting, and tweezing acorns in the summer time – isn’t this supposed to be a fall activity?

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