Outdoor Play Ideas via Lessons Learnt Journal (1)

I used to relish that time after school when I headed outdoors for some play. I would go around, find some treasure (usually in the form of a pinecone) and bury it. I would use a stick, dig a hole and bury that treasure. Then I would spend considerable time finding ways to discreetly mark it so that I could find it again the next day. I think my favourite way was to mark it with an X and heap a whole lot of leaves on top of it. From memory, I never managed to find my buried treasure. (Obviously, my treasure hiding skills were too thorough.)

My children love collecting things when they head outdoors for some play. I’m sure they’ll be burying their own treasures before I know it.

Here are 10 other fabulous outdoor play activities for kids. Happy playing, because #playmatters.

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Most of these ideas are from our Kids’ Co-Op. If you have a child focused post to share, be sure to come back and visit the Kids’ Co-Op link up here at Lessons Learnt Journal, (published and live here every Wednesday at 10PM CST or Thursday 2PM AEST).

More Activities for Preschoolers

Three to Five: Playful Preschool is stuffed to the brim with tried, tested and loved playful learning ideas for preschoolers. There are 25+ ideas for preschoolers, ten printable resources and additional links to over 50 more activities. A great resource for parents. Download your copy here.

Games for Kids: Three to Five Playful Preschool eBook via Lessons Learnt Journal

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Sept 2013
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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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