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

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Overview

In case you missed our series about how Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences relates to outdoor learning on the preschool playground, below are links to each of our posts about the different intelligences. 1.  Introduction 2.  Naturalistic Intelligence 3.  … READ MORE

Going on an Outdoor Color Hunt

There are many beautiful colors outdoors in the summertime!  Explore the colors with an outdoor color hunt.   First, take some time to go through some crayons.  The children can pick out a few of their favorite colors of crayons … READ MORE

Making Flour Stars for The 4th of July

Looking for an Independence Day outdoor activity?  Try decorating the grass of your children’s outdoor play area with big patriotic flour stars. Materials: Piece of cardboard large enough for the star you would like to make Scissors Spray Bottle with … READ MORE

Musical Intelligence

Earlier, Clark was discussing how the different intelligences of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences apply to outdoor play.  Another of Gardner’s intelligences that can be addressed outdoors on the preschool playground is the musical intelligence.  Children who have high … READ MORE

Rockin’ Robins on the Preschool Playground (Part 1 of 2)

Having a class pet is a fun idea, but not always practical or allowed.  So, if you want your children to learn while taking care of an animal, you could take care of the animals on your preschool playground.  Now … READ MORE

Making Maps

Here at The Adventurous Child we make lots of site plans for preschool playgrounds.  We enjoy it and I bet your preschool children would too!  Take clipboards with blank paper outside so the children can make maps of their playground.  … READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Bubble Art

Looking for some fun activities to do on the preschool playground for Valentine’s Day?  Try making some Valentine Bubble Art!  First, bend some craft wire or old wire coat hangers into heart shapes.  These become your special Valentine’s Day bubble … READ MORE

Painting Fun

Q: Our preschool teachers would like to allow children to explore letter writing with various textures. The children commented that they like using shaving cream at home. We are not able to use this at our center. Do you have … READ MORE

Art: Weaving Panel (Part 4 of 4)

The Adventurous Child likes to create products and equipment that are multipurpose in nature. A great example of this is our weaving panel: It encourages artistic development, use of prepositional phrases, and it promotes cooperative play! Children can intertwine various … READ MORE