Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!
“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion. This is the place to go now.”
What would you create with a bag of sand?
Who says murals have to be complex.
A collection worth looking at
The potential & possibilities of mini worlds for children of all ages
How to make colour searches more sophisticated using the Colour Vacuum app.
Sue Dixon of The Thinking Child Consultancy shares ideas about Thinking Journals.
Sticks, children and maths outdoors are the perfect combination for learning!
When investigating patterns outside, there are many ways of doing this. On rainy days it could be…..
Ideas for wild weather situations.
Folklore and mythology through beech trees.
Art and science combine outdoors in the study of plants.
Wellies keep feet dry but not often as warm as we’d like our toes to be!
Children like explosions and autumn is a great time for leaf explosions!
An alternative Advent Calendar.
Guerilla knitters and yarn bombing.
Playground markings that aren’t your average hopscotch or alphabet snake.
One of the most impressive low level features at Glamis Adventure Playground is the monster.
Twenty-five years ago this month, storms ripped through the south of England causing massive disruption.
Public works of art are a great idea for free activities for the family.
Art and literacy outdoors with a flock of words and birds!
One of the reasons we have public works of art is to inspire us.
Pebble mosaics in public spaces inspire features in school grounds.
The Fish Trail shows just how creative a trail can be, enabling anyone to enjoy science, language, art, people and place.
Keeping toes toasty with felt feet!
What do your fences look like?
Clay worms and minibeasts.
Expressive Arts Outside training session results.
For lots of creative children and staff this was only the beginning.
Outdoor spaces in a Czech nursery school.
Weaving with a peg loom – from fleece to rug.
Felting stones is a really simple activity to do outside.
Early summer is a good time to look for wool, as sheep begin to shed their coats.
Capturing the ethos and values of this city nursery.
Make more of your walls and fences with these ideas.
There was a big focus on reusing unwanted items.
It certainly made my day seeing a fence “facelift” like this.
This blog post is entirely inspired by Judy Duncan, a Primary 7 teacher at Kingswells Primary School in Aberdeen.
Various reflective surfaces can be created or found.
Pace eggs are a lovely natural addition to any egg celebrations.
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