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It's great for kids to enjoy time outside all year round if possible. Here are lots of fun ideas for outdoor play, gardening with kids, and ideas for learning outdoors. Let's have outdoor kids engaging with nature whatever the season!

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We just love making mini-dens with the kids! Easier and quicker than doing a big build, mini-dens are a great way to introduce them to the den making skills they'll also need for their next big woodland hidehout. Click through for loads of tips and ideas for getting them building...

How to Make a Magnificent Forest Mini Den! - Rhubarb and Wren

My kids love making dens when we’re out in the woods, yet there are times when it’s not practical or possible to make one that’s kid-sized. But we don’t let that stop us – instead, we just think smaller… Click through to see how to make an adorable mini den!

ALL NATURAL LEAF THREADING ACTIVITY for kids - engage with Nature, get creative and develop fine motor skills.  This nature craft is fun a great way to get kids outside and develop their fine motor skills. A fun Summer craft for kids. #kidscraftroom #motorskills #finemotorskills  #natureactivities #naturecrafts #kidscraftsroom #kidsactivities #earlyyears #ECE #preschool #prek #preschoolactivities #leaf #leaves #threading #sewing #kidssewing

ALL NATURAL LEAF THREADING ACTIVITY

ALL NATURAL LEAF THREADING ACTIVITY for kids - engage with Nature, get creative and develop fine motor skills. This nature craft is fun a great way to get kids outside and develop their fine motor skills. A fun Summer craft for kids. #kidscraftroom #motorskills #finemotorskills #natureactivities #naturecrafts #kidscraftsroom #kidsactivities #earlyyears #ECE #preschool #prek #preschoolactivities #leaf #leaves #threading #sewing #kidssewing

Whether you are just modifying or designing outdoor play spaces from scratch you are going to encounter challenges - the simple solutions in this post to will help you jump over the problems and create your ideal outdoor learning environment! Click to see the whole collection of easy ideas and real examples to try.

How to overcome challenges when designing outdoor play spaces

Whether you are just modifying or designing outdoor play spaces from scratch you are going to encounter challenges - the simple solutions in this post to will help you jump over the problems and create your ideal outdoor learning environment! Click to see the whole collection of easy ideas and real examples to try.

Water play ideas for babies and toddlers - fun and easy water table play ideas for babies and toddlers - 1 year old  2 year old 3 year old #myboredtoddler #waterplay #waterfun #toddlerwaterplay #toddleractivity #toddleractivity #toddlerlife #babyplay #babyactivity #summeractivity #babysummeractivity

Easy water play ideas for babies and toddlers

Water play ideas for babies and toddlers - fun and easy water table play ideas for babies and toddlers - 1 year old 2 year old 3 year old #myboredtoddler #waterplay #waterfun #toddlerwaterplay #toddleractivity #toddleractivity #toddlerlife #babyplay #babyactivity #summeractivity #babysummeractivity

Wet Sidewalk Chalk Activity for Kids

A "dipping cup" takes sidewalk chalk art to a slick and vibrant new level! Kids of all ages will love this wet sidewalk chalk activity!

AVOCADO BOAT CRAFT FOR KIDS. Homemade boat crafts for kids are a great way to encourage imaginative small world play. Learn about floating, sinking, buoyancy and weight bearing. A fun Spring and Summer craft for kids. #kidscraftroom #boats #boatcrafts #homemadeboats #paperboats #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #waterplay  #toyboats #springcrafts #summercrafts #kidscraftroom #playideas #naturecrafts

Avocado Boat Craft - Kids Craft Room

AVOCADO BOAT CRAFT FOR KIDS. Homemade boat crafts for kids are a great way to encourage imaginative small world play. Learn about floating, sinking, buoyancy and weight bearing. A fun Spring and Summer craft for kids. #kidscraftroom #boats #boatcrafts #homemadeboats #paperboats #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #waterplay #toyboats #springcrafts #summercrafts #kidscraftroom #playideas #naturecrafts

Make a fun rainbow windsock craft! Great for outside play and for inspiring physical movement and self expression. A fun rainbow kids craft for all ages. #kidscraftroom #rainbows #windsocks #sensoryplay #sensory #sensoryactivities #playideas #rainbowcrafts #preschool

Rainbow Windsock Craft

A bright and colourful Rainbow Windsock Craft for kids. Great for outside play and inspiring physical movement and self expression for all ages.

For a backyard project to do with kids this summer, try building a bean teepee. It's an easy gardening project and a great natural play tent for little explorers.

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

For a gardening project to do with kids this summer, try building a bean teepee. This natural play tent makes a fun backyard hideout!

Fine Motor Fairy Wand Craft for Kids! A simple backyard craft for toddlers and preschoolers!

Backyard Nature Fairy Wand Craft

Nature fairy wand craft for preschoolers and toddlers! Use rubber bands with sticks and flowers from your backyard! A fun fine motor activity for kids!

The Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt Wheels to Delight your Child! #natureplay #natureprintable

Nature SENSORY Scavenger Hunt

The Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt Wheels to Delight your Child! #natureplay #natureprintable

This easy homemade bubbles recipe makes the biggest bubbles! It's just 5 kitchen ingredients! It makes a perfect activity for backyard play, outdoor birthday parties, family BBQs and school events. Get our easy recipe here! #HappyHooligans #Kids #Activities #BackyardActivities #PlayIdeas #DaycareActivities #PartyActivities #OutdoorActivities #Bubbles #BubbleRecipe

GIANT HOMEMADE BUBBLES RECIPE

This easy homemade bubbles recipe makes the biggest bubbles! It's just 5 kitchen ingredients! It makes a perfect activity for backyard play, outdoor birthday parties, family BBQs and school events. Get our easy recipe here! #HappyHooligans #Kids #Activities #BackyardActivities #PlayIdeas #DaycareActivities #PartyActivities #OutdoorActivities #Bubbles #BubbleRecipe

16 exciting Water Play STEM projects kids will love! STEM Water play ideas are great educational Summer activities...Kids learn best when they're having fun! #STEM #STEAM #STEMchallenge #water #watertable #waterplay #play #playideas #outdoorplay #kidscraftsroom #kidsactivities #earlyyears #preschool #prek #preschoolactivities #outsideplay #STEMactivities  #stemeducation  #stemforkids  via @KidsCraftRoom

16 Exciting Water Play STEM Projects

16 exciting Water Play STEM projects kids will love! STEM Water play ideas are great educational Summer activities...Kids learn best when they're having fun! #STEM #STEAM #STEMchallenge #water #watertable #waterplay #play #playideas #outdoorplay #kidscraftsroom #kidsactivities #earlyyears #preschool #prek #preschoolactivities #outsideplay #STEMactivities #stemeducation #stemforkids via @KidsCraftRoom

Make this giant outdoor chalkboard your kids will love! Step by step tutorial with photos.   #outdooractivities #chalkboard #preschoolactivities #sidewalkchalk  via @heytherehome

How to Make a Giant Outdoor Chalkboard

Make this giant outdoor chalkboard your kids will love! Step by step tutorial with photos. #outdooractivities #chalkboard #preschoolactivities #sidewalkchalk via @heytherehome

STICK RAFT BUILDING STEM PROJECT. Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your boat craft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them developing their skills and engaging with Nature.#kidscraftroom #kidscrafts #stem #stemactivities #stemeducation #stemforkids #naturecrafts #natureactivities #rafts #raft #stemchallenge #earlylearning #preschool #homeschool #prek #kidsactivities via @KidsCraftRoom

STICK RAFT BUILDING STEM CHALLENGE

STICK RAFT BUILDING STEM PROJECT. Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your boat craft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them developing their skills and engaging with Nature.#kidscraftroom #kidscrafts #stem #stemactivities #stemeducation #stemforkids #naturecrafts #natureactivities #rafts #raft #stemchallenge #earlylearning #preschool #homeschool #prek #kidsactivities via @KidsCraftRoom

This fun and flower garden for kids is made from an everyday object just sitting in your refrigerator: a juice or milk carton.

Fun Flower Garden for Kids with Upcycled Cartons

This fun and flower garden for kids is made from an everyday object just sitting in your refrigerator: a juice or milk carton.

Easy Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint. Make outside fun with this easy to make sidewalk chalk paint for kids! #homemade #sidewalk #chalk #paint #summer #camp #sidewalkchalk #DIY #ChalkPaint #SidewalkPaint

Easy Fizzy Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Easy Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint. Make outside fun with this easy to make sidewalk chalk paint for kids! #homemade #sidewalk #chalk #paint #summer #camp #sidewalkchalk #DIY #ChalkPaint #SidewalkPaint