Outdoor Play

International mud day: making rainbow mud paint

In honor of International Mud Day, I recently did some experimenting and I hope you will enjoy this mildly messy International Mud Day activity… Finding the right kind of dirt here to make a good consistency of mud was not easy. The dirt in my yard was hard as a rock so I stopped by […]

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Water play nature hunt with a three year old

Water play is always a hit with my nephew Wy. I bought these little squirt bottles at the dollar store and pulled them out for Wy to play with… Wy and I played a game with the water bottles as we took a little nature walk around the yard. Each time Wy would find something […]

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Rock climbing with a three year old

When my little nephew Wy comes over, I learn to view things in and outside of my house with new eyes… Everyday, I drive past these rocks that are out in my front yard and don’t really give them much thought. My husband put them in the yard as a landscaping feature and I have […]

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We didn’t like painting with popsicles in preschool

I almost did not write about this activity because, quite frankly, it wasn’t all that great! But – I decided that it was important to share experiences that don’t work out quite as expected. Each child was given a piece of paper and a Popsicle. I thought they would love seeing how they could draw on the […]

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