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Independent and imaginative play with a box #notabox #box #imagination #whattodowithabox #boxstory #boxitect

Imaginative play with a box - Megan Zeni

Play is essential for children to make sense of the world around them, and imaginative play with a box is an opportunity to explore, create and imagine!

How to use our imaginations to become anywhere artists! #anywhereartist #imaginativeplay #art #mudpainting

Imaginative Play: Anywhere Artist - Megan Zeni

Bored Kids? Mud is the perfect boredom buster, and imaginative play: anywhere artist provides plenty of ideas for creative and independent outdoor play!

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Learning outdoors has been around forever. With a commitment to reducing communicable disease transmission, our kids are likely to spend even more time outdoors at school going forward. Read this post for advice and shopping tips for four season gear that will keep your child warm and dry this school year. #outdoorlearning #outdooreducationo #outdoored #forestschool #natureschool

Best kid clothing for learning outdoors - Megan Zeni

Learning outdoors has been around forever, so prepare your kids for outdoor learning this year with the best kid clothing for all seasons!

If you are going to try teaching outdoors in all weather conditions, you'll need to dress for all season comfort. In this post, I share what I wear teaching outdoors year-round in Canada. Read the blog for seasonal advice on what to wear teaching outside! #outdooreducation #outdoored #forestschool #natureschool

What to wear teaching outside

This post is for elementary school teachers who want to try teaching outside and need some ideas and tips on what to wear teaching outside.

Professional reading lists for teachers teaching outside to inspire and motivate your outdoor education practice. #outdoorclassroom #outdooreducation #forestschool

Professional Library for Outdoor Educators

12 recommended texts {from my professional library} for outdoor educators to inspire and motivate learning outside the classroom

How to build a music wall with upcycled and recycled materials for hours of sensory play outdoors! #musicwall #outdoorclassroom

How to build a music wall

Music walls are easy & inexpensive additions to your outdoor classroom. Learn more about how to build a music wall for your outdoor classroom

Ten tips to start teaching outside. Basic starter information for elementary school teachers who want to transition to teaching outside. #outdooreducation #outdoorlearning #outdoorclassroom #forestschool

How to teach outside

Want to teach across the curriculum outdoors? As an experienced outdoor classroom teacher, here are my top tips to start teaching outside the classroom.

DIY Fairy Garden Nature Wings to support and extend imaginary play in the garden. #fairygarden #fairywings #craft

Fairy Nature Wings - Megan Zeni

Fairy nature wings extend imaginary fairy garden play, while naturally encouraging physical activity and distancing with the span of the wings.

Imaginative play is essential for children to make sense of the world around them, and when play is supported by thoughtful adults it can contribute greatly to cross-curricular academic learning. That said, imaginative play allowed simply for the pleasures and joy it brings to childhood is enough. Play should not have to be justified by the mountain of evidence that supports what generations of play scholars have said all along: Play is how children learn #notabox #whattodowithabox #play

Imaginative play with a box - Megan Zeni

Play is essential for children to make sense of the world around them, and imaginative play with a box is an opportunity to explore, create and imagine!

Necessity is the mother of invention, or so they say, and boredom can be a powerful tool for creative and imaginative thinking. So what to do when your kids complain they are bored during this time of self-isolation? Send them outside to become anywhere artists! Mud is the perfect boredom buster, and easily accessible in just about every backyard, sidewalk crack, and garden. #mudart #anywhereartist #outdoorplay #playoutside #play #mudplay

Imaginative Play: Anywhere Artist - Megan Zeni

Bored Kids? Mud is the perfect boredom buster, and imaginative play: anywhere artist provides plenty of ideas for creative and independent outdoor play!

If you haven’t heard me say it before, it is worth repeating that literally EVERYTHING can be taught in a school garden! And that includes abstract and complex topics like the extreme environment of outer space, along with how our survival as a species depends on interplanetary space travel! #schoolgarden #spacetomatoes #tomatosphere #gardeningwithkids #tomatoes #garden

Growing space tomatoes with the Tomatosphere project - Megan Zeni

EVERYTHING can be taught in a school garden! The Tomatosphere project invites students to investigate the impact of space travel on tomato seed germination.

To support the families and teachers we work with in the outdoor classroom, we’ve put together this list of ideas for playful learning outdoors in May during Covid-19.

Playful learning outdoors in May during Covid-19 - Megan Zeni

To support the families and teachers we work with, we’ve put together this calendar of ideas for playful learning outdoors during the month of May.

One of the most challenging aspects of growing food in school gardens is choosing crops that can reliably be harvested within the school year. Potatoes are a great school garden crop because they are familiar to kids, nutritious and tasty to cook up, plus they’re ridiculously joyful to harvest! #schoolgarden #gardeningwithkids #potatoes

How to grow potatoes with kids - Megan Zeni

Learn how to grow potatoes with kids. They're a great school garden crop because they are familiar to kids, nutritious, and ridiculously joyful to harvest!

This post is designed to help teachers who are new to the practical considerations of teaching outside the classroom. There are many tips and rich experiences to share, read the entire post tolerant more. #outdoorclassroom #outdoorlearning #teachingoutdoors #outdooreducation

How to teach outside

Want to teach across the curriculum outdoors? As an experienced outdoor classroom teacher, here are my top tips to start teaching outside the classroom.

Independent and imaginative play with a box #notabox #box #imagination #whattodowithabox #boxstory #boxitect

Imaginative play with a box - Megan Zeni

Play is essential for children to make sense of the world around them, and imaginative play with a box is an opportunity to explore, create and imagine!

How to use our imaginations to become anywhere artists! #anywhereartist #imaginativeplay #art #mudpainting

Imaginative Play: Anywhere Artist - Megan Zeni

Bored Kids? Mud is the perfect boredom buster, and imaginative play: anywhere artist provides plenty of ideas for creative and independent outdoor play!

20 socially distant ways to play outside in April #homelearning #shelterinplay #outsideplay #outdoorplay

Playful learning outdoors in April during Covid-19 - Megan Zeni

Ideas for playful learning outdoors in April during Covid-19 to support playful learning for families and teachers we work with in the outdoor classroom.

Build a backyard play space

Build a Backyard Playground Your Kids Will Actually Play In! - Megan Zeni

Kids who play outside are happier, healthier and easier to get along with.They also do better in school! Build a backyard playground your kids will play in!