About Tracey Hill

Tracey has been an educator for a public school district for over eighteen years. Her work has been published in magazines and children resource books. She has crafted her skills and love for teaching into fun educational activities to help children learn and grow. She also uses her college based education, work experience, and mothering experience from her two young daughters and one on the way to provide knowledge to others.

I Can See Clearly Now…

The outdoors is a big open canvas for children. There are so many things to see, do, and hear when outside. Adding something as simple as DIY binoculars can help children focus on one aspect at a time. Materials Needed: … READ MORE

Outdoor Winter Games!

With the Winter Olympics upon us, now is the perfect time to encourage children to engage in some outdoor games! There are plenty of fun games that can be played during the winter time. These games can be done in … READ MORE

Snow, Snow Fun!

When it’s cold outside or when you have snow filled playgrounds, it’s hard to find things to do outdoors. Below is a list of fun activities you can do outside in the snow! Just be sure to pay attention to … READ MORE

Winter Wonderland Circus/Carnival Fun

Come one, come all to the winter wonderland playground carnival fun! Yes, it is getting cold outside, but with these quick carnival games, outdoor play can still be an option. Despite having a snow or rain covered playground, you can … READ MORE

Little Pumpkin Hide and Seek

Who doesn’t like hide and seek? Little Pumpkin likes hide and seek! Hide a little pumpkin somewhere on the playground. Have the children turn around and face the other way, because closing their eyes and not peeking may be just … READ MORE

Unbe-leaf-able Leaf Activities

With Fall now being in full swing, there are plenty of leaves to go around. To take advantage of the numerous leaves that are now starting to fall to the ground, there are many leaf activities that the children can … READ MORE

Colorful Streamers All Around

When we take children out to play our goal is to get them to move around and get some of their wiggles out. Encouraging them to play and move around can sometimes be difficult. Getting some children to move around … READ MORE

Rain, Please Don’t Go Away!

As educators, a rainy day is not always a good thing. We feel like we can’t take the children outside and let them play or explore. The things that come to mind are wet children, puddles, mud, wet playgrounds. Why … READ MORE

The Playground Parade

Here comes the best playground parade ever! With all the great examples of parades throughout the month, now is a good time to put on your own playground parade! This is an activity that infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can all … READ MORE

Mr. Sun

I feel like I have been singing “Oh Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden sun, please shine down on me!” The sun is shining and providing a good time to soak up some Vitamin D. The sun gives off serotonin that … READ MORE