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Best Books About Rain

If you are going to teach outdoors, you’ll need to make your peace with some rainy days. Rather than seeing rainy days as yucky weather

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Storytelling in Nature

Walking, working and playing in nature invites children’s imaginations to create stories that reflect their lived experiences, their wonders and their understandings of the world

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Patterns Outside & In Nature

Math is all around us in nature, and patterning can be a great entry point for students to engage in mathematical thinking and learning while

Imaginative Play: Anywhere Artist

One hundred years ago Soviet psychologist and play theorist, Lev Vygotsky, argued that play was a purposeful activity for children. Vygotsky believed that a child’s

Fairy Nature Wings

Our fairy nature wings were dreamed up with a group of students who love playing in the fairy garden, but needed some reminders to remain

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Butterfly Inspired STEAM

Butterflies are essential pollinator friends in our ecosystem that add to the biodiversity of any garden. When it comes to butterfly STEAM, this paper project is one of my favourites

How to Plant a Rainbow Garden with Kids

Planting with a theme in mind is a fun and engaging way to begin any garden project with kids. Over the years, I’ve planted several themed garden beds that range

Playful Learning With Dandelions

Dandelions are a sure sign of spring and an early source of pollen in our Spring gardens. Often considered weeds by gardeners, dandelions offer a multitude of learning opportunities with

What To Wear Teaching Outside

Formal outdoor education programs are very different than outdoor classrooms. That said, teaching outdoors still requires some planning and preparation, particularly if you are going to spend the majority of