Outdoor play is great, of course.
But what if
the outside is not just a backdrop for play?
We interact with it.
Bring it in. Study it. Draw it.
We did just that at a play date at our local conservatory & botanical garden.
No running around inside.
We brought art supplies and paper and set the kids free outside, on the garden grounds.
They knew just what to do,
and were engaged for
an hour, focusing and moving
and focusing again.
They were absorbed
they knew just what to do.
Other posts about kids and art include: Freestyle Recycle