Let’s Take It Outside! Book 2 Cover

Let’s Take It Outside! Book 2

Educator-created activities for outdoor learning

In book 2, the activities are thematically organised, for example, counting, animals and insects, light and shadow, and are easily incorporated into your planning. Simple, readily available materials, clear learning objectives, preparation and method notes, plus tips, provide sound educator support for the activities in a busy early years setting. So, take the children outside for stimulating learning adventures as they make mud-dough letters, go on a rainbow scavenger hunt and play animal charades!

Ages: 3-5 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0811 | ISBN: 9781927251454

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Mary Rein

Mary Rein has since retired from Gryphon House, she lives in Maryland.

Brittany Roberts

Brittany Roberts is a junior editor with Gryphon House. She lives in Clemmons, North Carolina.

Kathy Charner

Kathy Charner is the Editor-in-Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the United States’ leading professional organisation for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth to eight years of age. Kathy Charner, who was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing programme. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing programme and worked with authors to create books in the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Introduction .4
About this resource. .5
Plants and gardening.6
4+ A bunny rabbit's garden. .6
Digging in the earth .7
Planting a tree .8
5+ A beautiful tree .9
Compost heap .10
Compost tea .11
Planting a theme garden .12
Soil samples .13
Bubbles, air and sky.14
3+ Bubbles, bubbles everywhere .14
Bubble fun .15
Bubble play .16
Cloud shapes .17
Colour bubble catch .17
Let's air-periment! .18
5+ Chart the rain .19
Cloud collecting .20
I spy a cloud in the sky. .21
Light and shadow.22
3+ Shadow rhymes .22
Shadow walk .23
4+ Shadow tag .24
Shadow time .25
Tracking changing shadows .26
5+ Shadow play .27
Sundials .28
Animals and insects.29
3+ Wormy exploration .29
4+ Animal charades. .30
Birds fly .31
Butterfly, butterfly, where are you? .32
Butterfly flight .33
Finding home .34
How large is a whale? .35
Move like an ant .36
Seashell sorting .37
5+ Actively animal .38
Dramatic play.39
3+ Dino steps game .39
Going camping. .40
4+ Canoeing .41
Dining al fresco .42
From here to there .43
My favourite rock .44
5+ Dino dig. .45
Pass the torch .46
Gross motor skills.47
3+ Amazing maze. .47
Hoop play .48
Leaves in the parachute .49
4+ Flying fun .50
Loopity hoop .51
Red light, green light, orange light. .52
Simon says .53
Walk and count. .54
5+ Roll it up! .55