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

Benefits of Natural Playscapes

Studies have been popping up all over about the benefits of interacting with nature.  In 2008, research at the University of Michigan showed that after an hour spent in nature, people’s memory abilities and attention spans improved by 20%.  At … READ MORE

Introducing a New Product: The Magnetic Board

We would like to introduce our new outdoor learning equipment – the Magnetic Board is a fun way to include some science exploration on the preschool playground.   We include magnetic gears which the children can place together and by turning … READ MORE

Outdoor Halloween Activities

Tomorrow is Halloween.  What a great time for outdoor play! Try these outdoor Halloween activities with your family. 1.  Draw faces on pumpkins with paints or markers (use dry erase markers and draw faces over and over again). 2.  Practice … 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

Build-A-Creek, Part 1

One of our newest products, the Build-A-Creek is a kit that comes with all the materials you need to make your own creek for your natural playscape.   In addition to all materials, we supply directions describing how the children can … READ MORE

How to Make a Nature Viewing Window

Making a Nature Viewing Window is a simple way for your children to take a closer look at nature.  Fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a shape (in the pictures below everyone chose a rectangle, but … 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 leaves … 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

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