Here are 60 ideas for activities to do with natural materials at home, school or travel

Outdoor reggio. Love the natural simple elements. Can we build this?

Nature Faces! Great for stimulating kids' imaginations.

101 Things to do when kids say, "Mom, I'm Bored" - Care.com

velcro + popsicle sticks make for great quiet time or restaurant activity. Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

A Nature Scavenger Hunt

Toothpick Sculptures for Kids :: 13 Fun Toothpick Construction Ideas!

Dirt is one of the most basic and under-utilized supplies for outdoor learning. Here are 30 activities to get you started! View early education resources at www.thefamilyconservancy.org ~Shari at TFC

Fun science projects to do with the kids!

nature scavenger hunt

Over 60 Activities and Play Ideas for 4 Years - 5 Years {learning4kids}

Letting kids LIVE - seriously an awesome list of easy things for kids.

nature play

"waiting games" to play in a restaurant with your kids - genius! So simple...yet so smart!

Top 10 Sensory Play Ideas! by The Imagination Tree

"spy training" and other fun indoor activities for kids

Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe! - this really worked well, but put the food coloring in the water - try packets of kool-aid too. Much easier than the cook method.

Funnel Stand - for your sand box or gravel area. Experiment with pouring material through different size funnels

Nature Play Ideas