Ideas for being creative outdoors in Early Years

Links to resources and information

This page contains links to interesting ideas, resources and inspiration for arts in early years. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to add! It will keep growing so you can check back for more inspiration. We will also tweet about updates through @RbowCollective

 

Outdoor Creativity:

Image of an outside sound wall on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/278519558179521459/

Images of creative ideas outdoors on Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/nadinehoward/early-years-the-outdoors/

This blog has lots of links and resources for outdoor learning activities for children up to 6 years old: http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/c/early-years-outdoors/  

 
A recipe for mud paint with lots of different colours: http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2014/03/mud-paint-recipe.html

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom resources, http://www.lotc.org.uk/?age-ranges=early-years&category_name=resources

Institute for Outdoor Learning

Some resources from Education Scotland, including a CPD document for staff http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/learningandteaching/earlylearningandchildcare/curriculum/supportingearlylevel/implementation/environmentsforlearning.aspThe Open University Unit Understanding Early Years Environments And Children’s Spaces: http://leanarts.org.uk/advice/understanding-early-years-environments-and-children%E2%80%99s-spaces

Do you have anything to add? If so get in touch by emailing elizabeth@leanarts.org.uk