8 Reggio Emilia-inspired activities for outdoor learning and play
Let young children explore their own learning experience through sensory activities in the natural world…
- by Teachwire
The Reggio Emilia approach involves child-led learning that offers multiple sensory experiences for youngsters to express themselves and grow.
While, of course, this simplified statement can’t encapsulate the entirety of this famous Italian educational ideology, it’s in this spirit which these excellent activities exist. So wrap up warm, and let’s go foraging for fun and creativity.
1 | Autumn colour match
OK, so it’s winter now, but there are still plenty of autumnal leaves lying around. Go pick up some suitable paint colour cards from your nearest home/hardware store, then let children fetch foliage to match each tone.
See kidsinthegarden.co.uk for more info and ideas.
2 | Clay face sculptures
Get instructions at Nurture Store.
3 | Water play with animals
Go to Greening Sam & Avery for inspiration.
4 | Bubble wrap painting
If you’re not already ordering bubble wrap online, get inspired at The Empowered Educator.
5 | Shadow art
Get some great ideas from Rhythms of Play.
6 | Painted pine cone decorations
Have fun collecting pine cones, then let children dip them in a paint colour of their choice. Once dry, add some string, put them together and suddenly you’ve got a lovely natural decoration for your classroom.
See how at Scissors and Spice.
7 | Sheep shearing
Check it out at Adventures of Adam.
8 | Sound garden
See this project at Mrs Myers’ Kindergarten.
For indoor activities inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach see our other post here.