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

Intrapersonal Intelligence

Welcome back as we continue discussing how Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences apply to learning in children’s outdoor play areas.  Another intelligence that can be encouraged on the preschool playground is the intrapersonal intelligence.  This intelligence involves having a strong sense … READ MORE

Interpersonal Intelligence

Welcome back as we continue discussing how Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences apply to learning in children’s outdoor play areas.  Another intelligence that can be encouraged on the preschool playground is the interpersonal intelligence.  This intelligence involves learning to work with … 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

Linguistic Intelligence

Welcome back as we continue discussing how Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences apply to learning in children’s outdoor play areas.  Another intelligence that can be encouraged on the preschool playground is the linguistic intelligence.  This intelligence has to do with spoken … 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

Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Welcome back as we continue discussing how Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences apply to learning in children’s outdoor play areas.  Another intelligence that can be encouraged and can flourish on the preschool playground is the logical-mathematical intelligence.  This intelligence has to … 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

International Mud Day

This Friday is International Mud Day!  This celebration began with groups of children in Nepal and Australia participating in fun filled day of playing in the mud.  Bishnu Bhatta and Gillian McAuliffe, who are part of the Nature Action Collaborative … READ MORE