As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to get your preschoolers outdoors for fun and engaging activities. Not only is being in nature good for their physical health, but it also helps to boost their creativity and imagination. Here are some great outdoor fun and craft activities for preschoolers that you and your little ones can enjoy together:
- Nature scavenger hunt: Create a list of items found in nature, such as rocks, leaves, flowers, and sticks. Then, take your little ones on a scavenger hunt to find these items. Once you have collected everything, you can use them to create a nature collage!
- Bubble-blowing: Kids love bubbles! You can make your own bubble solution using water and dish soap and then have fun blowing and chasing bubbles in your backyard.
- Painting with nature: Take your little ones to collect items like leaves and flowers on a nature walk. Then, use these items as paintbrushes to create unique and colorful outdoor art.
- DIY birdhouse: Create a DIY birdhouse using recycled materials such as cardboard boxes or milk jugs. You can decorate the birdhouse with paint or markers and then hang it outside to attract birds.
- Gardening: Start a small garden with your little ones. You can plant simple vegetables such as lettuce or tomatoes and teach them about the process of growing and harvesting their own food.
- Outdoor obstacle course: Set up an outdoor obstacle course using items like hula hoops, cones, and jump ropes. This will keep your preschoolers moving and active while improving their coordination and balance.
- Water play: On a hot day, set up a water play area in your backyard. You can use a kiddie pool or sprinkler to keep your little ones cool and entertained.
- Nature journaling: Encourage your preschoolers to keep a nature journal where they can draw pictures and write about their outdoor adventures. This helps to foster a love of nature and encourages creativity and self-expression.
Outdoor play and learning are essential for a child’s early development, and at Kids World Learning Center, we believe in promoting children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development through outdoor experiences. Our facility has four spectacular outdoor playgrounds with age-separated areas, slides, climbers, gardens, and turf areas. Your child will always enjoy their daily dose of fresh air and sunshine at Kids World Learning Center. So, why not join us and let your child explore and discover the beauty of nature while having fun?
Book a tour now and see how we make outdoor learning a part of your child’s early development!