The Community Playthings wesbite has a range of articles about outdoor play and learning in young children.
This scheme does just what it says in the title - equips schools to run a programme where their students grow potatoes. Children who take part learn about where their food comes from, nutrition, and gain confidence through learning a new skill. Register here to receive a FREE kit if you are a Primary school in England, Scotland, or Wales: https://growyourownpotatoes.org.uk/about-gyop/register/
We know it can be difficult to motivate ourselves to get outside and make the most of outdoors spaces in the cold months.
Ordnance Survey have an app called Get Outside which can inspire you with ideas for activities, from the simple such as going on a bug hunt, to the more adventurous such as ideas for where to go biking or climbing. Take a look here to explore ideas on their website or download the app! https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/app/
Get jumping in puddles!
This year the World Puddle Jumping Championships is taking place virtually. This gives children all over the UK a chance
to get involved. All you need to do is find a great puddle, take a video of your child or children jumping into it, and send it to the Facebook page by Monday 2nd November. https://www.facebook.com/wicksteedpark
If you're in it to win it... make sure you pay attention to the judging criteria: jumping ability, enthusiasm, and splashing distance!
Get some wellies or old boots on which you don't mind getting muddy or wet and get splashing!