We're lucky to have a beautiful garden and front yard play area at our school, and several dedicated parents who serve as our "garden liaisons." Before the weather got too cold, we were trying to go to the garden on a weekly basis. Below are some activities that we did while we were in the garden.
Will it sink or float?
Shredding paper for the compost
Looking for insects
Watering the plants and harvesting some vegetables
Playing in the digging pit
Making wind testers
Blowing bubbles on a windy day
Making streamers fly in the wind
We also have a time called Forest Friday every week (unless it's very cold or rainy outside). This week we read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, went on a leaf walk through the schoolyard and the mini forest, and then came back to make leaf art like in the book we read!
By engaging in outdoor activities, a child develops his self-confidence and creativity by making things around him interesting. The outdoors is a great place to develop a person's social skills. Becoming involved in activities allows us to meet new people and interact with them.ReplyDelete
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