All You Need is a Bucket

The next time you head outside with children, try giving each one a bucket. Let them know you are treasure hunters and are going to take a walk and see what you can find. When children have a container for … READ MORE

7 Outdoor Easter Activities for Preschoolers

1.  Color Easter Eggs – Take this messy activity outdoors where egg dye spills are no big deal. 2.  Egg Relay Race – Use your colorful Easter eggs for a relay race.  Each child has a spoon to carry their … READ MORE

Have You Heard of This Old Gardening Tradition?

In Sharon Lovejoy’s book Hollyhock Days, Lovejoy writes “Sow sweet peas on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.  It’s one of those old wives’ tales.” The practice of planting sweet peas on St. Patrick’s day comes from an old Irish tradition … READ MORE

Preschool Playground Helpers

Inside the preschool classroom, teachers often assign classroom helpers to assist in the daily activities of the classroom.  Such jobs may include line leader, line caboose, breakfast helper, lunch helper, snack helper, toy detective, meteorologist, electrician (to turn the lights … READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for a fun activity to do in the children’s outdoor play area to celebrate Thanksgiving?  Try making a Thanksgiving table centerpiece with objects found outdoors in a natural playscape.  Fill a basket with the natural items or purchase a … READ MORE