Making Sidewalk Chalk is a fun warm-weather activity. And kids love both making it and playing with it! How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint You’ll Need: Cornstarch (or cornflour) Water Food Coloring (or washable liquid water colors) A container Something to paint with Generally we mix the cornstarch and water in a 1:1 proportion. Then we mix it up using the paintbrush. Add a few
To celebrate the Spring, and to play with the bright yellow dandelions dotting our yard, we hosted our own “Dandelion Games!” This included several outdoor activities to get us moving. We had read about the Olympics in Ancient Greece, so we incorporated aspects of those games where we could. Dandelion Torch Kick off your Dandelion Games with a procession, each holding a dandelion torch high
We play outside in all weather and all seasons! Sure, some days it’s only 10 minutes, bundled an then rushing inside for a cup of hot cocoa. But even on the windy and snowy days, we like to get outside. And if you are playing outside, in the winter, you need to get moving! Here are 26 fun winter outdoor activities for you to try.
Tag is the ultimate outside, child game! There are many variations of tag games, and we’re sharing a few of our favorite versions today. Play Supplies Needed: 2 or more willing runners! There is Traditional Tag: One person is “it.” That person chases the other players. When that person tags someone, the tagged person becomes “it,” and chases the other players to try to tag them.
It’s been snowing a lot recently, so we’ve been playing with snow a lot! And all this snow led to talking about snowflakes, so we wanted to get a close look. Snowflake Investigations Bring along something dark to put the snow on. Snow shows up best against dark colors. We used a piece of black craft foam, because paper gets soggy, and blows away a
After my boys were done painting with snow, they started making snowballs with the colored snow (no surprise there!). Even though we were using washable paint, I still didn’t want to have a rainbow snowball fight indoors! We bundled up and headed back outside for our snowball fight. We already had containers of paint and snow mixed. But if you were starting from scratch, I’d
After an afternoon of playing outside in the snow, we were ready to come in – but not ready to stop playing with the snow! So we gathered some snow, brought it inside, and added some paint to extend our snowy afternoon by painting with snow! Making the Snow Paint We used: a bowl of snow a few jars (we like using clear jars so
Leaf piles are fun to play in, on, and under, so what better than a leaf pile to practice spatial relationships! We made leaf piles throughout the yard, and then got moving. We demonstrated jumping over the leaf pile, to the left and right of the leaf pile, crawling under the leaf pile, standing next to the leaf pile, but I have to say, the
We’re finding ways to make learning new words fun, and one of my kindergartner’s favorite activities is the sight word rescue game. Playing The Sight Word Game I wrote out about 10 different words on an index card. Because we were playing a rescue I used people and animal words. Then I taped them all over our climbing dome (here’s an affiliate link for our
This sidewalk chalk game combined Star Wars, reading, handwriting practice, and running. It is seriously so much fun, and if Star Wars isn’t your thing, you could tailor it to any favorite story. Creating the Star Wars Game We came up with a list of Star Wars words together. I tried to focus on words that were not Star Wars specific (like Tatooine), but ones that