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Rediscover the great outdoors!
see it through the eyes of a child!

These are just some starter ideas, the list is endless.


*      Paint with water (add only a few drops of food coloring for a tempory tint)

** (With diluted paint in squirt bottles) ask what color is the rain? Squirt the diluted paint on a sheet to find out.

*      Boat races in a wade pool (most states may require you not to have standing water-- check licenses) {use a 2 liter bottles with a balloon as a propeller}

*      Giant bubbles-- use strawberry baskets for a lot or even a bat mitten racket

*      Shaving cream (let your imagination run wild)

*      Mud factory (Making mud)

*      Planting/ gardening

*      Sand castles (use slightly damp sand)

*      Worm search (either after a heavy rain or flood a garden)

*      Play beach ball

*      Cloud watching (it looked like spilt milk)

*      Paint the grass / tree (use shaving cream paint or normal paint on long grass)

            (when done just mow the lawn)

*      Nature walk

*      Nature collage (clear contact paper just place sticky side up/ works best on windy days) see what you catch!

*      Look for birds nest (leave items out for the birds to use)

*      We’re going on a bug hunt ( study the bugs and then release them)

*      Fence weaving (crepe paper weaved in and out of fence)

*      Daisy rings

*      Obstacle course(utilize playground and adults at each station to help children)

*      Measure the rain

*      Plant a garden

*      Compost heap

*      Bike parade

*      Pic nic

*      Fly a kite

*      Giant ball races

*      Paint the grass when it is long (just mow to get rid of the paint)

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