"A new study shows that even brief encounters with parks or forests may have beneficial impacts on human hormone cycles, critical to the body’s response to stress." Conservation MagazineI read the above quote today from an article another blogger had posted and it made me think about all the outdoor activities we do. Kids love variety and using their imaginations. I started looking through some of our outdoor images and decided to share some of them with you. This will be part 1 and will cover some of the outdoor activities from the 2010-2011 school year.
|Obstacle course: river stones, hoops, tunnel, mats.|
|We visited Whiskeytown National Park one morning and found|
animal tracks on the beach into which we poured plaster of Paris
and later lifted out the track casts. Too cool!!
|Dancing to music from the iPod while watching the shadow dance.|
|Planting a flower garden|
|Each fall we set up a farmer's market and the|
kiddos enjoy pulling a wagon and pushing
around a wheelbarrow of fall harvest items.
|Body outline chalk drawings. Lots of fun!|
|Each year we celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with|
a variety of activities. After creating a treasure map inside, we followed
the master treasure map and ended up digging for treasure in the sandbox.
|Visiting the school garden is always a hit. Some of|
our lunch items come from there.