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15 Nature Activities For Kids. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to explore nature! Activities include Acorn Collage, Shell Frame, Investigating Nature, Mud Soup and so much more!

15 Nature Activities For Kids

15 Nature Activities For Kids. What Better Way To Celebrate Earth Day Than To Explore Nature! Activities Include Acorn Collage, Shell Frame, Investiga - 15 Nature Activities for Kids. What Better way to celebrate Earth Day than to explore nature!

Love this idea to plant beans in CD cases so students can observe all the parts of a plant.

Growing bean plants in CD cases so all the parts can be seen. Have kids write about their finding and act out/ put together a dance describing the life cycle from seed to plant (Movement, writing, science)

Mirrors & loose parts

Mirrors & loose parts can provide a pleasing environment to begin a school day (Via The Inspired Child)

Nature Exploration Table - The Imagination Tree

Nature Exploration Table - The Imagination Tree- include our drawing journals

5 ways to incorporate nature into learning and play.  Perfect for early childhood classrooms, homeschools, and at home.  Guest post from www.mynearestanddearest.com

Playing and Learning with Natural Materials

5 ways to incorporate nature into learning and play. Perfect for early childhood classrooms, homeschools, and at home. Guest post from www.

For sensory play. Be sure to use a translation option on your browser when you check out these Reggio Emilia inspired classroom pictures.

For sensory play. Be sure to use a translation option when you check out these Reggio inspired classroom pictures. This pin is not “endorsed” by Bright Horizons, but pinned as an idea worth sharing.

Reggio Emilia

Could be fun to take strings of polished stone or semiprecious beads and create designs within each frame. Introduce the activity with a discussion on land art and Smithson's spiral jetty. Leave out for the rest of the week/month/year as a CP activity.

Vacation Sorted, with these Nature Play Ideas - Now I know I am bias, as this is one of "our posts", but I have to say, I am SOOOO excited about this little post - as we had SUCH a lovely time playing with nature on our last holiday. I loved that really, all we used where things we found. No paint, no glue, no string, no pens. Just playful nature fun. I hope that these are usefull to you on YOUR holidays too!

Nature Play Ideas - only nature needed

The Theory of Loose Parts: Using simple materials to enhance play

The Theory of Loose Parts: Simple materials to enhance play

Reggio - Natural/Found Materials

Wrapping up: Reggio Remembered

Preschools and learning environments inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach | Offbeat Mama

Another day, another batch of Reggio inspired preschools to ogle. Welcome to Part 3 in our series of Reggio inspired preschool learning .


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