Looks like pvc painted and mounted to 4x4 post. pouring pebbles down it makes it sound like rain!

Simple DIY backyard toy- Pvc painted and mounted to post. pouring pebbles sand, water, and more is so FUN! Makes fun sounds too Great for Gulf Shore EYC's outdoor play area!

STICKY SAND is lots of fun for kids to play with.  It acts like wet sand but isn't actually wet.  It sticks together well, creating a perfect molding sand for sculpting and creating.  Sticky sand also vacuums up easily, making it great for both indoor and outdoor use.

Sticky sand is lots of fun for kids to play with. Sticky Sand Dough Recipe (affiliate links provided) 5 cups of play sand 3 cups of all purpose flour 1 cup of vegetable oil

DIY outdoor kitchen

14 Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

I can easily imagine my kids spending countless hours playing with this DIY outdoor kitchen. Except I'll probably add gardening tools to it. My kids r obsessed with gardening flowers and watering cans.

From: I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!  Sorting sticks from longest to shortest.  Good outdoor group activity for preschoolers that can be left for individual students to return to time and again.

Trees study- From: I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! Sorting sticks from longest to shortest. Good outdoor group activity for preschoolers that can be left for individual students to return to time and again.

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks!

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! My son loves the funny faces people put on trees, now I can let him make his own :)

24 Amazing Montessori Inspired Summer Activities For Toddlers

24 Amazing Montessori Inspired Summer Activities For Toddlers

24 Amazing Montessori Inspired Summer Activities For Toddlers from Babble. Many activities good for all preschool ages.

Screen Free Boredom Busters- Beat boredom with an arsenal of simple activity ideas!

TV Free Boredom Busters

Screen Free Boredom Busters - when it's too cold/rainy/whatever to go outside and you're not ready to resort to screen time yet (or your kids have already tired of tv)

24 Amazing Montessori Inspired Summer Activities For Toddlers

Take Ceramics for a NATURE WALK! Textures from nature.ball up the clay and make a pinch pot, use a hump mold or have students press the ball of clay onto their knees and mold into a bowl shape.

5 ways to incorporate nature into learning and play.  Perfect for early childhood classrooms, homeschools, and at home.  Guest post from www.mynearestanddearest.com

Playing and Learning with Natural Materials

5 ways to incorporate nature into learning and play. Perfect for early childhood classrooms, homeschools, and at home. Guest post from www.

Great sensory art activity for kids! (Drawing on Sandpaper with Crayons & Melted Crayon Art Sun Catchers! ~ Buggy and Buddy)

Sandpaper and Crayon Art for Kids

We'll be making sandpaper and crayon arts! The sandpaper will be used as the canvas for our crayon artwork, and then we'll use an iron to turn the art into sun catchers!

Toddler Approved!: 17 Low-Prep Activities for Preschoolers (On Up!)

17 Low-Prep Activities for Preschoolers (On Up!)

Celebrate Spring with creative ideas for kids.

Spring Bucket List: 50 Family-Friendly Activities

Spring Bucket List of 50 Family-Friendly Activities: Projects, Crafts, Adventures and Recipes.

homemade cardboard construction set - happy hooligans - homemade toys

Homemade Cardboard Construction Set

Homemade cardboard construction set - an inexpensive homemade toy to make for kids. Helps to develop cognitive skills and fine motor skills, and a fun, open-ended activity for kids who like to build.

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