Outdoor & nature play
Lots of low-cost and free ideas and activities, including sections on outdoor play, messy & muddy play and water play.
Let The Children Play
Link to the facebook page: Their mission: ‘To learn and grow as teachers by sharing inspiration and information about early childhood education and play based learning ideas.’
NWF: connecting kids with nature
‘The National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice.’ Their Green Hour program aims to encourge everyone to ‘adopt a goal of an hour per day of time for children to play and learn outdoors in nature.’ Check out the Green Hour tips and resources.
Nature Play Activity Recipes
Great resource of ‘recipes’ to use to explore nature and help children experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment through play. Includes active, building, cooking, creative and messy recipes! From Play England.
No Such Thing As Bad Weather
Popular and inspirational blog from a pioneering early years practitioner espousing the benefits of outdoor play & learning.
Collecting the best ideas for outdoor play and spaces from around the blogosphere. From Let the Children Play.
Encourages and supports street play across the UK. How to’s and kits, research and articles, manuals and documents, inspirations and ideas.