Inside: These preschool outdoor activities don’t take up a lot of space, so they perfect for small yards and patios. Each idea is playful and fun!
Not everyone has a lot of outdoor space for play.
When our children were young, we had a couple of very small backyards, but I always found a way to provide fun activities for them to do on our patio.
The same can be said for my preschool. Compared to many preschools, our outdoor area is small, with brick as its only surface. I envy those play areas with lots of lawn as well as pavement, but we work with what we have.
Since I am always looking for outdoor activities that work well in small areas, I thought I’d share the collection with you. These will work well at home or at school!
Preschool Outdoor Activities That Can Be Done in a Small Space
Mix up a batch of cloud dough instead of using sand. (FSPDT)
Pretend you are at the beach with a tide pool sensory bin.(Buggy and Buddy)
Collect flowers to make Flower Potions! (Blog Me Mom)
Now here is a clever way to add an easel outdoors. Perfect for a small space! (Teach Preschool)
What child doesn’t like making mud pies? These ones are fancied up with dandelions! (The Pleasantest Thing)
How about bubbles? Here are 10 different bubble activities! (Kids Activities Blog)
Bring the toy cars and trucks outside for a Toddler Car Wash. (Kids’ Play Space)
Kids LOVE to paint with water. (No Time for Flashcards)
Develop color recognition skills outdoors with this fun color matching idea using chalk. (Nurturestore)
Create some fun DIY Outdoor Roads for car play.(And Next Comes L)
Fill up your pool or water table and go fishing for numbers! (Buggy and Buddy)
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