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Alternative schooling such as this are using nature and the great outdoors to further our children's learning and social interactions in profound ways!

This forest Kindergarten created a Solstice Spiral made out of painted rocks; from Forest Kindergarten Teacher Network.


Create this simple, unique and inexpensive to make bird feeder for yourself, or for that bird lover in your life. Tea cup and saucer bird feeder.

Add some color to your garden- let your children use their imaginations by painting on sticks/branches :)

Add some color to your garden - let your children use their imaginations by painting sticks/branches :) Kids would love this theor own WALKING sticks. they aren't called running sticks!

Art Of Weaving And Some Interesting Aspects Of It - Bored Art

Art Of Weaving And Some Interesting Aspects Of It

garden loom - this was a huge success! add moss, bits of wool roving, sticks, cherry bark, flowers and grasses

A simpler version of this could look good around the big stump

Meditation doesn't necessarily mean inactivity. A simple feature such as this meditation walk is a garden focal point and a way to focus your thoughts. Note how the size of the stones goes from small to large as you move to the inside of the circle.

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I think this would work really well in Autumn, when children wouldn't need to pick as much growing stuff. I think the outlines could be re-used as well.

Going wild website - fantastic ideas for outdoors natural play and as an added bonus the photographs are gorgeous

Check out these fantastic ideas from the Going Wild website - why not try building an outdoor den to raise money for Den Day?

Dry river bed sand pit. A natural sand box for children

A Dry river bed instead of a traditional sand pit. Large and smaller river rock lining a sand river with tree stumps, ferns and toys. This is a home daycare that has a lot of natural play elements in their backyard play environment.