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

Summer = Water Play!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 20th) is the official first day of summer!  I don’t know about you, but when I think summertime on the preschool playground, I think that it’s time for some serious water play! Below are some water play … READ MORE

Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you to all the great dads, uncles, grandpas, and other men who are positive influences in the lives of young children.  Young children benefit greatly from interactions with the male role models in their lives.  Two of the many … READ MORE

Building The Adventurous Child Creek

A few weeks ago,  we worked together with the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati and Walnut Hills Cincinnati Early Learning Center (CELC) to build a small creek in their natural playscape.  We really wanted the children to be involved … READ MORE

Body Kinesthetic Intelligence

Continuing our posts about how Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences applies to outdoor play… Another of Gardner’s intelligences that can be addressed outdoors on the preschool playground is the body kinesthetic intelligence.  This intelligence includes the ability to use … READ MORE

Celebrating Memorial Day with Young Children

Memorial Day was created after the American Civil War to honor the soldiers who had passed away.  Then, it was called Decoration Day because people would decorate the resting places of soldiers.  There are many ways to celebrate this holiday … 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

5 Outdoor Mother’s Day Activities

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th.  Do you have any Mother’s Day activities planned for your preschool children?  Here are some ideas we thought of for celebrating this special holiday outdoors on the preschool playground. 1. Have a Picnic – … READ MORE

Celebrate Screen-Free Week

April 30th through May 6th is Screen-Free Week and it’s not just school aged children who are getting too much screen time.  On average, preschoolers watch 32 hours of television every week and see 25,000 commercials.  Even infants are getting … READ MORE