13 More Things to Do Outside

by Deb on May 26, 2011


This post is part of the Science@home Teach/Learn carnival, May’s theme was Outside so I’ve got quite a list of things to do there. It’s freezing cold but sunny here, so we’re trying to rug up and do lots of outdoors play. Here are some ideas.

  1. Make crystals, it’s beautiful weather for evaporating. crystals
  2. As a change from painting, try dying or reverse dying. Stars
  3. Get into the sandpit and make a volcano. bicarb-volcano
  4. Make a Water wall. water wall
  5. Or how about this Fizzing Sidewalk paint from Quirky Momma?
  6. While you’re in the sandpit you can build some landscapes. hill building
  7. And then it’s just fun to run around or fly kites. Big Girl kite
  8. If you want to go even faster, go for a ride on your bike.
  9. If you have a pool or even a tub of water you can play with balls.
  10. And if your weather isn’t as dry as it is here how about playing in the rain. Smile
  11. Maybe go for a walk and take along your field journal. flowers and buds
  12. Or if there’s nothing growing near you, you can sprout your own peas.
  13. And after all that, you can even Clean up.

Have fun getting outside today! Have a look at Childhood 101’s We Play linkup for more play ideas.

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Karenna Colcroft May 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I’m making a list… my 12-year-old would love some of these!
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Harriet May 27, 2011 at 5:11 am

That waterwall looks pretty cool!

Enjoy your Thursday!


Deb @ Living Montesori Now May 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Great list of outdoor activities, Deb! I think it’s great that you have your kids make field journals from a young age. The journals are extra cute then, and they’re also a great way for kids to develop an appreciation of nature.
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Monique May 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Awww such cute pics!
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jenny @ let the children play May 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

Now Deb, you know I’m a sucker for outdoor play! Thank you for sharing your wonderful tips on It’s Playtime.


mamapoekie May 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Lol, after all that you can clean up! I love nature play
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Kate from An Amazing Child June 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I really need to make one of those water walls. I know my boy would just love it. Yesterday we made some streamers and headed out for a run. So simple but so much fun. This is what I love about outdoor play.

Would love you to pop over and share some of your outdoor play ideas on our Friday Outdoor Play link-up. Hope to see you there.


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