fence weaving

After seeing how cheerful our playground fence looked after hanging up our coffee filter art , I wondered if the children would be intereste.

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mrs Clarke - how about this for the spare mud (sorry garden) pit? Weaving wigwam - could take out fabric strips and let the kids weave through the lattice play house

Nature Art Table to explore...maybe adding some mirrors and magnifying glasses for more exploration :)

Nature Art Table - Nature Explore-We SO need this for the multitude of treasures they collect on our walks!

#xeriscaping

Are you looking for inspiration for your outdoor area? This post focuses on images of delightful sensory playspace surfaces.

a naturalized preschool environment...this is what I want.  lots of plants, that children can move amongst.

Monkey bars or a sturdy ladder shorter than this would be an excellent loose parts play item.

Use ribbons, streamers, fabric selvages, etc. to weave a fence.  Would work great on chain-link fencing, or a trellis or tomato cage...

Recycled Weaving Fence

Maybe useful for peas? Get Grady interested in the garden. Save that plastic webbing from fruit sacks and give this recycled weaving activity a try. Details at TinkerLab.

Tapestry Table! My children and grandchildren loved using large, blunt tapestry needles and yarn to create designs. This is a perfect way to have a stable canvas for such art--replacing the top of a coffee table with burlap.

Tapestry Table-large, blunt tapestry needles and yarn to create designs. This is a perfect way to have a stable canvas for such art--replacing the top of a coffee table with burlap.

Lots of weaving ideas - great, easy, collaborative, long-term art/fine motor project

Feel like taking on another weaving project? Lots of weaving ideas - great, easy, collaborative, long-term art/fine motor project

Measurement

Cute idea for measurement common core- do a few times a year. Read Big Dog, Little dog, and then measure each child to see how tall they are. Make a chart for display, and leave out the measuring tape for a few days!

It’s no secret that my kids love water play – we have posted many water activities over the years!  Kids are drawn to water like ants to a picnic, and I’ve found that a good water play activity will keep them busy for a long time. Running water is even more fun!  Here’s a fun …

Build a Rain Gutter River for Running Water Play

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