5 Outdoor Learning Activities to try this Spring

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and engage your little ones with fun learning activities.


Being outdoors helps little ones to:


  • Develop their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.
  • Foster a sense of curiosity, wonder, and respect for the environment.
  • Improve their overall health and well-being.

Here are a few of my favorite outdoor activities:


Nature Scavenger Hunt

Encourage your little one to explore and observe things around them by creating a scavenger hunt with items like leaves, rocks, and flowers. This can be done at the local park, botanical garden, during a neighborhood walk or even in your own backyard.



Let your little one get their hands dirty and learn about plants by planting and caring for a garden. If you don't have outdoor space there are tons of things you can plant that can thrive indoors too.


Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course with cones, hula hoops, and other materials to promote physical activity and gross motor skills. Visit your local Dollar Tree or 5 Below to shop for inexpensive items to make this fun for your little ones.


Chalk Art

Let your little ones express their creativity by drawing with sidewalk chalk on the pavement. You can even play hopscotch, "Jump to the Letter..." or draw a track for cars and trucks.


Bubble Play

Give your little ones some bubble wands (or make your own using pipe cleaners) and soap solution. Have them chase bubbles, blow the biggest bubble and run to pop bubbles. This is guaranteed fun and a great way to work on gross motor skills.


I hope this helps, have fun learning!

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