Every child decorates a stone and then adds a weatherproofing varnish. What an amazingly welcoming display!

Every child decorates a stone and then adds a weatherproofing varnish. What an amazingly welcoming display! School counselors - could make it a great lesson on diversity & add stones to our school garden

Magic wands ~ early years training ~ outdoor play

Magic wands ~ early years These would be fun to make!

Backyard Design:  DIY Outdoor Sound Wall/Music Station from Fun at Home with Kids Love this

Backyard Design: DIY Outdoor Sound Wall/Music Station

Backyard Design - Outdoor Sound Wall/Music Station for Kids : Children may listen to the different sounds outdoor.

Investigating real and fake money by using magnets

Investigating real and fake money by using magnets - fabulous water tray activity

Take Aim! I would stick or write the numbers on a wall and then use a wet sponge to throw at the numbers.

Great for mathematical development: Take Aim! I would stick or write the numbers on a wall and then use a wet sponge to throw at the numbers.

Yes, the outdoor environment is important to enhance too! Slide painting!

Slide Painting Activity

Slide painting - using gravity to make art GG

Worms Eye-View: OUTDOOR MARK MAKING. NUMBERS, LETTERS AND MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS.  EYFS LINKS

Worms Eye-View: outdoor mark making

Outdoor mark making area

plant pots would be good for storing stones, bark, sticks, shells etc outdoors as they have drainage so wouldn't matter when it rains

Children´s outdoor chemistry lab!

For the final playhouse

Simple Science learning - float or sink activity

Sink or float experiment with nature

Sink or float experiment with nature - Laughing Kids Learn

Wellie Boot Printing! - The Imagination Tree love this idea!

Wellie Boot Printing

30 Months - The Imagination Tree: Wellie Boot Printing!

Exploring Through Play: Exploring with natural materials Part 1 - loose parts faces in the rain

using loose parts to make faces in the rain, this activity can engage the children and to let them express their feeling in that moment.

frozen body paint for kids - great activity for a hot day!

Frozen Paint Summer Activity for Kids

Frozen Paint Sensory Play for toddler, preschool, and elementary age kids. This is a great summer activity for kids - one you will want to add to your summer bucket list.

Painting with sticks is an awesome idea for children to get used to different textures that they will create on the paper using the sticks

Painting on easels or on large rolls of paper on the ground

Create a Simple Outdoor Music Play Area - Play Dr Mom

Create a Simple Outdoor Music Play Area

let the children play: 5 ideas for outdoor music play

Is #Summer #Camp Too Expensive? Run Your Own

DIY Kids Water Wall by playingbythebook via curbly. this is more about play, but I think something a little more durable with this same idea might go well in the sideyard garden/play area.

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