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Outdoor Learning

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This is a collection of ideas for outdoor learning spaces and outdoor learning activities; articles on learning outdoors by educators of young children, and more inspirations for teaching and learning in nature.

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Mud Painting

Why kids need REAL messy, free, unstructured play. And some tips for making it easier! Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play, Toddler Preschool, Toddler Activities, Early Learning, Fun Learning, Mindful Parenting, Natural Parenting, Parenting Toddlers

Why Kids Need Real Play

Why kids need messy, free, unstructured, REAL play time. And some tips for making it more manageable.

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Making mud stew - messy play for kids - Mother Natured Outside Activities, Activities For Kids, Nature Activities, Preschool Ideas, Outdoor Crafts, Outdoor Fun, 4 Kids, Cool Kids, Children

Making mud stew - messy play for kids - Mother Natured

You'll feel like the best mother in the world if you let your kids get messy and make mud stew. You already have all the ingredients you need too!

Check out this fun activity for "Going on a Bear Hunt", perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. Bears Preschool, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Themes, Primary Classroom, Bear Hunt Song, Bear Songs, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play, Kindergarten Books

Going On a Bear Hunt... for International Mud Day

Chances are, if you work with or have young children, you know the story We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It's definitely a class favorite, and we love to watch the Youtube.com video of the author performing it. Check it out Going On a Bear Hunt, performed by Michael Rosen. Since the book involves mud, it fits with our mud theme for this week, so we read the book, and then went outside to act it out. Long wavy grass - oh no! "We can't go over it, we can't go under it, we've got…

Michelle Rupiper explains the benefits of mud play for kids and includes some simple mud play ideas to help educators start a mud kitchen area as a learning opportunity for young children. Mud

Mud, Marvelous Mud: The Benefits of Mud Play

Michelle Rupiper explains the benefits of mud play for kids and includes some simple mud play ideas to help educators start a mud kitchen area as a learning opportunity for young children.

In this practical article, Jennifer Leeper Miller describes how to start a mud play area in the outdoor classroom and how to make children's learning visible as they enjoy mud activities. Outdoor Learning Spaces, Outdoor Classroom, Learning Activities, Mud, Teaching, Education, Onderwijs, Learning, Tutorials

Setting up a Mud Play Area in your Outdoor Learning Space

In this practical article, Jennifer Leeper Miller describes how to start a mud play area in the outdoor classroom and how to make children's learning visible as they enjoy mud activities.

Read how participants in a staff meeting at a lab school got inspired to introduce mud play as a learning opportunity for children ages three to eight. They describe their journey from planning to realization, with children helping to collect natural materials to use in a DIY mud kitchen which staff envisioned and created themselves. Diy Mud Kitchen, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Staff Meetings, Natural Materials, Learning Activities, Childhood, Community, How To Plan, Children

The Mud Center: Recapturing Childhood

Read how participants in a staff meeting at a lab school got inspired to introduce mud play as a learning opportunity for children ages three to eight. They describe their journey from planning to realization, with children helping to collect natural materials to use in a DIY mud kitchen which staff envisioned and created themselves.

Author and ECE professor Mary Rivkin dscribes the benefits of mud kitchen play and how to introduce it in your setting. Read it here. Outdoor Learning Spaces, Mud Kitchen, Learning Activities, Professor, Mary, Author, Teaching, Education, How To Make

Making a Mud Kitchen

Author and ECE professor Mary Rivkin dscribes the benefits of mud kitchen play and how to introduce it in your setting. Read it here.

This article describes how to support children in mud play activities, how to set up a mud kitchen and mud provocations for learning, and how to make the learning visible. Read about it here. Outdoor Learning Spaces, Mud Kitchen, Learning Activities, Play, Children, Food, Young Children, Boys, Kids

Mud Masters: Setting up a mud kitchen in your outdoor space

This article describes how to support children in mud play activities, how to set up a mud kitchen and mud provocations for learning, and how to make the learning visible. Read about it here.

Scientists have now confirmed something that children have always instinctively known; playing in mud is a great experience! It can make children healthier, help them learn, and connect them to nature and to each other. Read more about mud play and mud activities for young children here. Outdoor Learning Spaces, Young Children, Healthy Kids, Scientists, Learning Activities, Mud, Benefit, Connect, Play

Marvelous Mud: Exploring the Benefits of Mud Play

Scientists have now confirmed something that children have always instinctively known; playing in mud is a great experience! It can make children healthier, help them learn, and connect them to nature and to each other. Read more about mud play and mud activities for young children here.

Schemas of Play In the Great Outdoors - My Little Robins Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Toddler Learning, Infant Activities, Educational Activities, Learning Activities, Nature Activities, Homeschooling Resources

Schemas of Play In the Great Outdoors - My Little Robins

Schemas of play are types of play that little ones engage in for their growth and development. You might see these schemas during outdoor play time!

The Benefits of Mud Kitchens is part of Kids Crafts Outdoors Mud Kitchen The fantastic benefits of mud kitchens for early child development through sensory play, role play, imaginative play, maths a - Outdoor Play Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Kids Play Area, Outdoor Learning, Backyard For Kids, Backyard Ideas, Backyard Games, Outdoor Games, Outdoor Play Kitchen

The Benefits of Mud Kitchens! - The Imagination Tree

The fantastic benefits of mud kitchens for early child development through sensory play, role play, imaginative play, maths and hands on exploration! We are huge lovers of outside play and learning and have spent many a happy hour watching the kids splosh about with water, build with wet sand, dig in the dirt, plant flowers,...Read More »

MUD PLAY!  How to set up a simple, movable mud kitchen Pre K Activities, Preschool Learning Activities, Sensory Bins, Sensory Play, Sensory Table, Preschool Set Up, Fairy Dust Teaching, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Sand And Water Table

MUD PLAY!  How to set up a simple, movable mud kitchen

Have you considered putting a mud kitchen on your playground? If so, I would like to share my two cents worth. Consider a movable mud kitchen. A simple movable mud kitchen provides children with the raw materials to create whatever they can imagine. It is open-ended and . . . . well. . . . movable. I can still remember making mud pies for my pet dachshund, Bobo. My mother gave me old pots and pans, spoons and measuring cups in the backyard. I would use a bench and pretend to be a dog chef…