January 2009


100 Outdoor Learning Activities

Creating Outdoor Learning Centers – Here are some areas you could create on your playground:

Active play: space for games, running, balls, parachute, hula hoops

Climbing: swings, slide, monkey bars, poles, climbers, balance beam


Sand and water: sandbox, water table, tub water faucet

Dramatic play: play fort, tent, puppet theater

Eating: picnic tables

Garden: soil, raised flower beds, child-size garden tools, watering can

Science and nature: bird feeders, thermometer, rain gauge

Art: easel, table, paint brushes

Language: chalk board, benches for reading

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