Friday, May 14, 2010

nature play friday: nature play tips for preschoolers

Welcome to nature play friday:
a place to discover fun activities to get your kids playing in and with nature. 
My inspiration file grows daily with tips from blogs across the globe. It seems a shame not to share them!

go on a leaf hunt

Its autumn here in Australia, and what better time to head outside on a nature hunt?


We're going on a leaf hunt ::: Everyday Play

explore nature in your own backyard


Exploring Nature in your Backyard ::: Adventures with Kids


make a simple see through garden

See through gardens ::: Not Just Cute

plant an egg carton garden

Egg Carton Gardening ::: Simple Kids


do you have a nature play idea?
If you would like to share a nature play tip on nature play friday simply email me the link.  I am always looking for new ideas to get kids playing in and with nature. 

9 comments:

  1. Here is a great activity idea for preschoolers to enjoy and explore nature - Rock Smash. Kids can infuse color into fabric by smashing flowers or grass with a rock. Check out the video on our blog - Rock Smash or copy and paste this link http://yourtherapysource.blogspot.com/2009/08/rock-smash-sensory-motor-activity-idea.html

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  2. I have an award for you on my blog =)

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  3. My son will love hunting for leaves... Great idea! I just posted an outdoor/indoor activity a day ago that he LOVES! Going Buggy for Buggers: http://www.ournextchapters.com

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  4. Some great simple ideas to connect kids with nature. Thanks.

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  5. Great ideas as always, Jenny! Over on Fun Friday this week, we went on a spring nature scavenger hunt. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/bNUtCs

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  6. Thanks for the link. I'm off to check out some of the other now, the idea of see-through gardening looks interesting.

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  7. I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Trendy Treehouse on my blog. There is no better trend than encouraging children to interact with nature!!
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2010/05/feelin-love.html

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  8. Even when your ideas are on holidays Jenny you have great ideas! Donna :) :)

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  9. Your Therapy Source: thanks for the tip - I've bookmarked it to use later on :)

    MessyMissy and Crisc23: Very chuffed with my awards - thank you so much.

    Debi: I just went and checked out your nature walk and I love the idea of a checklist. This would be a great way to keep the older ones engaged - I've filed the idea away for preschool :)

    ournextchapters: my oldest son was nuts about his bug hunting when he was that age - we had a few bug catchers and I agree they are a cheap way to bring hours of fun and learning.

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