EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY:A place to mix and smash plants and water, needs only a few bowls and a stick, but is a great place to learn about how things change and sense of capability. medicine making - Stomping in the Mud
Kids love to build and create things-have an outdoor block area made of sticks, branches, and rocks
Creative Education Booklets - The Inspired Child
Exploring clay with recycled objects, focusing on creating texture & imprinting (Upcycle Art Supply). clay is amazing to use to strengthen fine motor
little preschool on the prairie: patterning with natural(ish) materials
Hanging baskets for loose parts storage, what a lovely way to add to the aesthetic of the outdoor classroom.
Kathy Walker is developing the small world play Love the natural look water table wrapped in burlap (add materials from nature) Block Area
Bring the outdoors inside for some sensorial exploration. Could easily make this
Science Center: Observational drawing - Adventures in Kindergarten: Discovery Time Great idea to use clipboards for leaf rubbings!
Outdoor small world/sensory play ≈≈ this is a pallet turned upside down!
Love this version of play dough. It's quite the opposite of what my kids are used to. Beautiful provocation using playdough in the classroom.
Mathematic shelf - Natural Inspired Environments ≈≈ Like large number blocks.
Fab Recycled Musical Play Panel idea (",) or summer fun for the musically inclined child. Looks so fun
Also talking books and loose parts as Iwill get this organised to happen in autumn.
Kiwi Teacher: Reggio Emilia~Sand trays with tools
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Provocation allows children to translate their thinking…
Outdoor Garden - set up a plant propagation/nursery on bench in the veggie garden.
Maths measuementThis website contains photos of classroom environments created to support high quality play based learning.