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Creation day 3 Make sediment jars to learn about dirt. This is a fun introduction to soil science for kids.

Learn about Dirt with Sediment Jars

Lean about what dirt is made of by creating sediment jars. This easy science project goes well with the book Dirt: The Scoop on Soil.

Instead of sidewalks, they trekked along a dirt trail. Instead of climbing stairs, they scrambled over boulders. On Dec. 6, the nonprofit Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors took a group of students who previously knew only city life on a hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation.

Urban youths get outdoors education through nonprofit group

Instead of sidewalks, they trekked along a dirt trail. Instead of climbing stairs, they scrambled over boulders. On Dec. 6, the nonprofit Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors took a group of students who previously knew only city life on a hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation.

How to make your own "dinosaur garden" for outdoor imaginary play this summer.  Post includes list of materials and helpful tips for creating your own! FUN AT HOME WITH KIDS

Not a Fairy Garden - a Dinosaur Garden!

How to make your own "dinosaur garden" for outdoor imaginary play this summer. Post includes list of materials and helpful tips for creating your own! FUN AT HOME WITH KIDS - Great alternative to the Fairy garden

The Adventurous Child Weather Station Learning Center

Weather Station Learning Center for the preschool playground. Includes thermometer, barometer, weather vane, rain gauge, and a panel for recording the weather for the week. Teach about the weather outdoors! - Make it DIY to save money

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

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

play - it is important for children. Children do not just play all day and learn nothing. They are learning as they play.

If your boy is always up in a tree or on the go you can see what else he is gaining by doing so.

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Use spoons and forks to make a windchime for the preschool playground. Make your playground a musical playground! Ideal for preschoolers.

Children learn about the world through play. That's why we love outdoor play on the preschool playground!

let the children play: Series: how to create irresistible play spaces for children

And, you don't have to have a big yard. Love this idea for recycling a small plastic pool! Plant a little grass and it’s excellent for a little dramatic/sensory play!