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Recommend for: Cognitive, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Baby, Toddler,

Categories: Outdoor,Art and Craft

Summary: Arts & crafts activities are always fun! They can become truly addictive when you move your play headquarters outside. Children love the outdoors. This activity is not only a great way to give your child the chance to explore their surroundings but it’s also a good excuse to enjoy the sun and the fresh air.

Take every chance you get to play outside! Catherine Sewell, Playgroup NSW's Playthinker in Residence, shares a great idea for some outdoor exploration.


  • Leaves, sticks, feather (whatever you can find outside)
  • A ball of wool
  • Safety scissors
  • Masking tape


1. Step outside and start exploring the outdoors. Instruct your child that your goal for today is to collect as many leaves, sticks and feathers as you can. Start your treasure hunt!

Tip: This is a great activity to discover your neighbourhood. Take a relaxing walk with your baby or toddler and discuss about the best places to look for your supplies.

2. Get your arts & crafts supplies out and be creative. Take a look at everything you collected on your treasure hunt and line them all on a table. Invite your child to choose their favourite nature gems.

Once you decide which pieces you are going to use, hang them all from a stick. Use wool threads or masking tape to connect them all.

The end result should be a nice piece of nature, perfect to cover a blank wall in your home.

Tip: Initiate the activity, but let your child be the creative master. Encourage and prompt whenever they need help and supervise their activity.


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