stumps as stages for play, plus shelves of small toys and loose parts. It would be great to double the stumps around the firepit

Outdoor block area from My Intentional Play (",) Great way to organize and invite children to use the outdoor area with as much intent as they do inside.

texture stones.  Nature "stones" for   Young explorers. Model magic.

Make your own nature stones- a fun project. DIY arts & crafts for kids. Family keepsakes & quality time with children.

Building stone cairns from Rachel (",)

Rocks, Stones & Pebbles

"Once upon a time..." Story shelves

This is just a picture, but a great idea to get kids excited about story telling and retelling." Story shelves: LOVE THIS!

Creativity and fun with nature // all about me // nature walk // self expression // kindergarten // pre-k

After going for a walk through the woods, the children are encouraged to make a self portrait with all the nature treasures that they collected. We can use a nice sturdy paper and glue it with tacky glue.Enhances creativity and nature awareness.

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Let Kids Be Kids: Using Adventure and Nature to Bring Back Children’s Play

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE.& love loose parts. I love playing with loose parts and sharing loose parts with other educators. My hope is when adults mess about with loose parts that there will be&

Updated story shelves in my early years classroom

I chose this because I love the idea of reading these stories to children and allowing them to act them out again wit props.

Outdoor Classrooms provide a place for children to connect to nature. With so many areas where children are told "no" to the diverse ways th...

Inside Outside Michiana: Low Cost Outdoor Classroom Alternative Tips - Love the milk crates for different types of natural materials!