March 24, 2022
Being cooped up indoors all winter long can be difficult for little ones who need to get their wiggles out. Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, here is a list of fun outdoor activities for kids that encourage movement, creative thinking, problem-solving, coordination, and so much more!
Take Art Outside
Little ones often love to explore art in the messiest ways. Painting indoors can be a headache to clean up, so taking the paint outside is the perfect solution. Encourage your little ones to paint a beautiful masterpiece out in the warm sunshine.
Engage in Outdoor Sensory Play
Getting messy is important for sensory learning and early childhood development. So naturally, the great outdoors is the perfect place for sensory play. Set up bins in the yard and fill them with dirt or sand, blocks, and other toys that are easy to clean and let their imaginations run wild.
Explore Science Outside
Gardening is a fantastic way to explore scientific concepts outside. You can use gardening to teach children about bugs, rocks, plants, sustainability, and the importance of healthy eating by having them help you in the garden.
The outdoor learning environment offers a wonderful stage to inspire little imaginations through dramatic play. By taking the dress-up outside and adding a few simple props, parents can sit back and watch the learning, social and emotional development, leadership, role play, and conversations unfold organically.
At Les Enfants, we believe that play is an integral part of your child’s growth and development. Not only physically but mentally, and academically. Contact us today to enroll in our summer camp and fall preschool programs. Open enrollment is going on now.