This article simply states that unstructured free play creates happy, healthy children who are creative problem-solvers.
Forest school 6 areas of learning
Encourage your child to imagine what it was like building with bricks in ancient Egypt or Rome, and maybe even build a pyramid.
Sensory Play: Making Mud Dough ≈≈
what a great idea for outside leaf/nature sculptures. make sure to watch an andy goldsworthy documentary too!
A great way to practice scissor skills with preschoolers using this sensory-rich nature tray!
Pounding Colors from Nature
How to make the perfect dandelion garland! Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/
TONS of paper crafts, learning activities, coloring sheets & more! Go explore the woods!