33 outdoor activites

33 Outdoor Activities

Summer is coming and for many of us, that means a whole lot of time outdoors! Also, I have a teacher friend that recently got a position at her preschool as the Outdoor Teacher (how fun does that sound?!) and I thought I would round up some fun ideas for her, me and anyone else who has or works with kids! Here we go!

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First let’s just start with why all of this outdoor greatness is important, Mama Pea Pod has a great post all about it!

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Now that we know why the kids should be outside, let’s check out a bunch of fun ideas for things to do with them!

Exploring Magic Potions from mama.papa.bubba

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Natural Toys from Kid’s Activity Blog

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Messy Outdoor Play from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Outdoor Music Station from Let’s Play Music

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Outdoor Science and Art Centers from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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5 Minute Backyard Teepee from mama.papa.bubba

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Preschool Outdoor Science from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Prickly Tickly Book from Walking by the Way

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Muffin Tin Nature Hunt from mama.papa.bubba

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A to Z of Winter Activities from The Pleasantest Thing

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Giving Thanks Nature Walk from The pleasantest Thing

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Simple Mud Kitchen from mama.papa.bubba

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Preschool Science from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Backyard Balance Beam from mama.papa.bubba

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Rainy Day Splatter Painting from mama.papa.bubba

(This could be really fun done in the sprinklers during the summer too!)

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Outdoor Sensory Activities from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Outdoor Kitchen in a Box from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes

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Outdoor Dishwashing Station from mama.papa.bubba

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Nature Letters from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes

nature letters CollageOutdoor Messy Activities from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Marble Run Water Slide from mama.papa.bubba

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Jump into Summer Science from Planet Smarty Pants

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Summer Fun Ice Play from mama.papa.bubba

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Fun Water Games for Kids from Mamas Like Me

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Explore and Unnatural Trail from Kid’s Activity Blog

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Sensory Station Ideas from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Outdoor Area from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Outdoor Area Update from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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Water Bead Ideas from CAUTION! Twins at Play!

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In addition to these fabulous ideas, here a couple of my past posts!

No Beach Needed Sand Castle Fun

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feb 5 2012 18 month 084Ice Sculptures

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There you go! 33 fun outdoor activities!

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