Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning. Children are more active when they play outdoors; It is essential for their healthy development and enjoyment of childhood.

Building on the success of the 2016 campaign which ran globally, the aim is to get as many children as possible learning and playing outside on Thursday 7th of September. This year Bumblebee have decided to join up. If you want to read more about this campaign please click here

Weather permitting, we will be meeting in the morning in the Babies & Toddlers Room as normal and then moving outside from 9am. We will come back inside before 5pm. (If rain occurs we will hold the event the next fine day.)

We will be holding all our learning activities outdoors, even eating and resting outside too. The children will have sunscreen applied twice throughout the day and we will hold all activities under the shade of the trees or under the shade cloths areas. We will be taking part in activities such as:

Crayon Bark and Leaf Rubbings                         Giant Parachute Games

Shadow Study                                                            Making Cloud Pictures

Weather Watch                                                           Fence Mural Painting

Insect Hunt and Identify                                        “Going on a Bear Hunt”

Water Painting & Evaporation                              Picnic Lunch

And much, much more…..

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