Creative crafts for kids of all ages: Leaf printing. Just paint on a rainbow design of a tree on a leaf and use as a stamp.
Adding stumps and other balancing elements creates a sand play area that is so much more than just a sand box. This appeals to a much wider age range than a box of sand. Can become a fire pit when the kids get older.
10 outdoor games for kids, including "pick pocket tag"
Aspen, Colorado exploring-nature-with-kids
Go Explore Nature: Your A-to-Z Guide to Summer Backyard Nature Fun
sorting nature objects in an egg carton - the egg carton is a fantastic container in nature walking. My kids love doing this!
Acorn Cap Jewels
Acorn Cap Jewels - just color the inside of acorn caps with markers and fill with white elmer& glue. The color seeps into the glue and hardens as it dries. Would make a cute border around a fairy garden.
Make an alphabet using natural and man made objects (upper and lower case letters) this would link to materials (science) and link/ intro communities (soc st. - natural and built features of communities).
Seattle Nature Preschool Blog
Go get lost today.
50 outdoor activities every child should experience - How many have your children tried? - little eco footprints
outdoor play enhances indoor play hours outside)
Join an Odyssey Outdoors family outdoor adventure group and enjoy family time, friendship, outdoor skill-building and character development together.
The Metropolitan Field Guide Magnuson Park:: Reconstructed Wetlands - The Metropolitan Field Guide