We started our camping unit today. I brought in a little tent for the dramatic play area. The kids can go fishing and roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories around the fire! I will show you that tomorrow. Today we used our handprints to make a little campfire. The kids started by tearing brown construction paper into strips. Then they glued them to the bottom of white paper. (I would have loved to do this on black paper to make a night-time fire, but the paint wouldn't have shown up.)…
Textured Painting with Nature's Paint Brushes
Painting activities for kids - Using plants and twigs to make paint brushes and creating textured paintings on a large paper canvas fixed to a fence.
Aboriginal Clapping Sticks - Laughing Kids Learn
There is so much about Australia that I love, however, I have always been interested in the beautiful art of our indigenous Australians . With this in mind I thought it might be fun for Possum and I to make our own version of the traditional musical instruments called clapping sticks. Suggested Age: 2 years + You will …
Dreaming stories online
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A blog about preschool, play, early childhood education, learning outdoors, play outdoors, children and nature, play activities, kindergarten
Inspired by Free People
Yesterday was a busy day full of possible adjustments and future decisions. Change is hard for some of us, but at the end of the day it's important to realize that the most important things in life are still the same and we can do hard things. Luckily, I had a project to take my mind off the big choices. My husband and I went on a drive the other weekend to enjoy the changing fall colors in the canyon. I convinced him to let me bring some wooden sticks home (despite the bugs and dirt). If…
Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle
Rainstick Craft and DIY toy for Kids! A recycled and naturally sourced DIY rainstick musical instrument that makes the gentle sound of rain when tipped from top to bottom, and, doubles as a sensory bottle that can help children focus and learn to self-regulate.