Thursday, September 22, 2016

Outdoor Fall Activities for Under 5

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outdoors with your preschoolers. There are things to explore and discover everywhere and the time spent outdoors can be refreshing for both you and your child. If you love getting outdoors but you are looking for some activities you can all enjoy doing together here are some great ideas you might want to use.

5 Outdoor Fall Activities for Your Preschooler
  • Take a color walk - It's a great time of year to take a color walk, especially if your color is orange, red or yellow. The aim of the color walk is to pick a color then head outside to track down all the things you can find that are a particular color. Take a camera or your phone and snap pictures of what your child finds then make up a color book to look back on later.
  • Scavenger Hunt - Similar to the color walk, send your kids on an adventure. Print out a list of things to look for on your walk then aim to cross everything off the list. You can do this in your neighborhood or get out for a family hike.
  • Leafs, Leafs and more Leafs - Little ones love to play in the leaves if you are lucky enough to have trees that are losing their leaves right in your front yard then you won't have to go far to enjoy this activity. Rake the leaves into a pile then let your kids jump, role and explore the leaves. You can also bring paper and crayons outside and do some leave rubbings.
  • Visit a Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard - It is the best time of year to schedule a little family field trip. Hit up a pumpkin patch or apple orchard, let the kids explore and pick out their own prize fruits and vegetables. Choose a fun place that has other adventures like a petting zoo or pony rides. These are the things your kids will remember for a long time to come.
  • Sensory Time - Sensory bins are a great way for your child to feel and explore the world without leaving the front or back yard. Dried corn and beans is a great place to start when filling up a sensory bin. You can then add all the things you found on your scavenger hunt. Let your child sit and explore and play with all the individual pieces in the sensory bin.

If you are looking for a school that you and your preschooler can both love, a Montessori school is a great choice. Our program provides the space for your child to grow at their own pace by exploring the world around them in a safe space. Contact Day Star Montessori today to learn about our programs!

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