• Sensory Play for All: Sight

    Wind spinners, birdhouses, sensory paths, colorful perennials, fairy gardens, gnome statues…what do all these things have in common? They’re a feast for the eyes! There are so many ways to boost the visual interest of your play area, and so…

  • Online Outdoor Classrooms Summit 2020

    I met Victoria Hackett M.Ed. at the 2019 Natural Start Alliance conference in Manchester, New Hampshire. Victoria’s an incredibly interesting woman on a mission “to inspire teachers & school communities to make their own outdoor classrooms and to do so…

  • DIY Nature Loom for Your Nature Play Area

    Making a nature loom is something you can do with the materials you have at hand. These looms can be very inexpensive, fun to build, and absolutely beautiful! Really, they can be whatever you make of them — you just…

  • Sensory Play for All: TOUCH

    There’s a scene from my favorite movie, Amelie, where she’s standing in a quaint little French street in front of a grocer. She pauses beside the produce stand and when no one’s paying any attention, she slowly sinks her hand…

  • Sensory Play for ALL Children

    First, I want to tell you a story… I’d like to start this post with a story, one of the most moving stories I’ve heard about how nature can reach a child through their sensory experience, connecting with the deepest…

  • Build a Dogwood Den in Under 3 Hours!

    Hey, Nature Play Peeps! Here’s something seriously amazing you can build (with your kids) on a Saturday afternoon. Have you ever scrolled through the Pinterest feed and drooled over living willow sculptures? You know, those domes, tunnels, and animal forms…