Happy New Year!

It’s a brand new year!  We have the whole of 2013 ahead of us.  That’s a whole year of new opportunities for outdoor play on the preschool playground!   We would like to help create some new outdoor play opportunities by … READ MORE

Happy Holidays!

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season full of family and friends. Thank you so much for allowing The Adventurous Child to be a part of your lives this year. We look forward to serving you and your preschool … 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

7 Outdoor Halloween Activities

Tomorrow is Halloween.  What a great time for outdoor play! 1.  Draw faces on pumpkins with paints or markers (use dry erase markers and draw faces over and over again). 2.  Practice woodworking by hammering nails or golf tees into … READ MORE

Woodworking with Pumpkins?

Would you like to introduce woodworking into your preschool’s curriculum?  Woodworking is a great way for children to learn about math, construction, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.  The perfect time to introduce woodworking outdoors on the natural preschool playground … READ MORE

7 Activities Using Fall Leaves

The leaves here haven’t started changing colors yet, but the first day of Fall was this past Saturday, September 22nd, so I thought why not start thinking about some fun Fall leaves activities?   Leaf Collecting – Collect beautiful Fall … READ MORE

Grandparents Day

Grandparent’s Day was this past Sunday, did you do anything special to celebrate your students’ grandparents?   The other day as I was reflecting on outdoor play and Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods I found myself thinking about … READ MORE

Celebrating Labor Day in Preschool

Labor Day is a good time for children to learn about community helpers and working together.  Popular helpers include police officers, fire fighters, doctors, and teachers.  During outdoor playground time, why not talk about the many people who work in … READ MORE

The Summer Olympics, Preschool Style (Part 2)

The Preschool Olympic games continued…. Now that the opening ceremony is complete, it’s time for the games!   The Games: Gymnastics – Lay out the mats and practice some tumbling. Boat Races – Set up sailboat/toy boat races down a … READ MORE

The Summer Olympics, Preschool Style (Part 1)

  The 2012 Summer Olympics have begun, so let’s get out the torch, flags, and medals and start the Preschool Olympic games outdoors on the preschool playground! The Opening Ceremony:   Torches:  First things first!  You need your Olympic torch.  … READ MORE