Outdoor Play

An Outdoor Memory Game

25 February 2014
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At the International Skogsmulle Symposium in Japan last year there was an afternoon of playing games and undertaking practical activities such as making things with bamboo. This very simple memory game was featured and this is how it is played…

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Snow Fun: 15+ Ideas

5 January 2014
Snow Angel

Wrap up warm and enjoy learning outdoors in the white stuff!

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Are Loose Parts Toys?

19 December 2013
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Are toys all that children want for Xmas?

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The Urban Beach Visits

27 November 2013
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Find nature in the heart of a city

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A Tyre Sandpit

20 November 2013
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A DIY solution without busting the budget.

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10 Tips for Visiting School Grounds and Outdoor Spaces

9 November 2013
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Things to think about when visiting other schools

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Play in the Dark – 10 Ideas

3 November 2013
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Dark is exciting

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The Art of Woodland Play

20 October 2013
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A playful forest walk

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Drying and Managing Wet Clothes

17 October 2013
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Space saving solutions

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Leaf Play – 10 Ideas

28 September 2013
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Enjoy Autumn

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Den Building

18 September 2013
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Skills for learning, life and work

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10 Ideas for Playing in Long Grass

27 August 2013
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Long grass – a “must have” play resource

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Boggle Hole

24 August 2013
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Pirate inspiration from the sea

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Frisbees – All Work and All Play

3 August 2013
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Back to school with a “flying” start with a frisbee!

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Material Benefits of Cars

30 July 2013
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Find a car. Add material. Enjoy the play.

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House of Fun

22 July 2013
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Loose Parts + A Climbing Frame = A House of Fun

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Lunch Time Play at Inverallochy School

18 July 2013
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What is play provision like at your school? Have a look at what happens at Inverallochy School…

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Beach Play – 10 Ideas

5 July 2013
Beach Play

With the summer holidays either approaching or begun, then there is nothing better than a visit to the seaside.

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Do teenagers need places to play?

25 June 2013
Do teenagers need places to play?

What do you think?

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A Play Strategy for Scotland – Is it good enough for our kids?

22 June 2013
Outdoor Play Rights

“We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up.”

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Make a Kite by Re-using Plastic Bags, Etc.

4 May 2013
Making a Kite

Making a kite from waste materials – science, design and maths in action.

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10 Little Stick Activities

26 April 2013
Stick Box

Sticks are possibly the most versatile play resource that nature ever invented.

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10 Little Essential Outdoor Items

19 April 2013
Outdoor Essentials

What little things do you find essential for your outdoor work?

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Free Play Adventures at Broxburn OOSC

16 April 2013
Balancing

This was my introduction to Broxburn Family Centre’s Out of School Care.

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Making a Zip Wire

7 April 2013
How to make a zip wire

Experimenting with ropes, pulleys, tyres and more to make a zip wire.

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Have you got Wild Weather?

29 March 2013
Mud Slide

Ideas for wild weather situations.

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Is Free Play a Legitimate Learning Experience?

5 March 2013
Free Play

What do you think about the Engage for Education blog post?

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When Trikes are Not Enough

26 February 2013
Trikes are not enough

Washing a trike is all when and good but sometimes it’s just not enough!

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12 Tough Outdoor Resources for Play and Learning

2 February 2013
Play Resources

Play resources need to be able to take a knock if they’re used every day.

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Shadow Play – 10 Ideas

29 January 2013
Shadow Play

One of the best things about winter are the bright, cold, cloudless days. They are perfect for investigating shadows.

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Being Naughty

12 January 2013
Naughty

Naughty or excitement of exploring?

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Willow Lattice Arches and Panels

19 December 2012
Willow Arch

Different ideas for using willow arches in school grounds.

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The One About The Plastic Pipes

12 December 2012
Pipes

If you ever pass by a building site, have a quick look.

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Water Play with a Tarp

10 November 2012
Water Tarp Play

Tarps and water are the perfect combination for play!

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The Glamis Monster

3 November 2012
Glamis Monster

One of the most impressive low level features at Glamis Adventure Playground is the monster.

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Glamis Adventure Playground – Guerrilla Geographers at Heart

15 October 2012
Glamis Adventure Playground

One playgrounds approach to signs and signage.

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Swings and Things in the Glamis Adventure Playground

12 October 2012
Glamis Adventure Playground Swings

There are 13 different types of swing at this playground.

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The Forbidden Fun of a Compost Bin

15 September 2012
Compost Bin

There is a high play value in a compost bin!

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Adventure Aberdeen’s Playground

24 March 2012
Adventure Aberdeen

Have a look at the refurbished Adventure Aberdeen playground.

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More about Transparent Tarp

14 March 2012
Transparent Tarp

My love affair with transparent tarp continues.

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