Do you remember the -
joy of climbing trees? 🌳
satisfaction of eating tomatoes straight from the vine? 🍅
sheer delight of digging in the dirt making mudpies? 🥧
simple pleasure of picking flowers and throwing petals up into the air? 🌸
Moments like these coloured my childhood - on our wheatbelt farm and later - growing up in a small coastal country town.
It's these memories that underscore the importance of providing every child with a space to play outside, immersed in the beauty of nature.
Don't you agree - that the freedom to explore outdoors isn't just about physical activity?
It's an opportunity to connect with the essence of our true selves – our soul 💖
Let me share my ✨5 FAVOURITE TOOLS✨ to help kids thrive while playing outdoors:
💚 Create an Outdoor Kitchen - Fill it with old plates, bowls and mixing utensils to empower children to unleash their creativity and express themselves by making imaginary creations. Children learn to make something amazing from what they have - promoting problem-solving skills and adaptability
💚 Plant a Vegie Patch - And empower children to pick their homegrown vegies to help make snacks and meals. Through hands-on learning - they discover how food grows and build a lasting connection to nature. This boosts their self-esteem, fosters a sense of self-reliance.
💚 Create an Outdoor Cubby - with blankets, chairs and cushions. It will become a cosy haven to eat snacks, read and feel connected to nature.
💚 Plant a Fairy or Elf Garden - Filled with pebbles, flowers and fairy houses to create a magical realm for them to play in and explore.
💚 Embark on an Outdoor Adventure - by playing the Find Your Treasure Game outdoors! Choose the clue cards that lead to objects in the backyard and garden. The children love going on a journey of outdoor exploration to uncover their inner treasures!
By embracing these tools and fostering a deeper connection with nature, we empower children to thrive and flourish in the great outdoors, nurturing their sense of wonder and creativity every step of the way.
I hope this helps xo