Science, Math, and Art Activities for Kids at the Playground

Next time you head out to your local playground, try out some of these science, math, and art activities using playground equipment! Children can explore physics, create artwork, and play all at the same time. These playground learning activities are perfect for a weekend playdate or even to do at the beginning of the school […]

Outdoor Play for Kids: Active Learning Obstacle Course

Please welcome Jessica from the blog Messes and Memories! Today she’s sharing a super fun outdoor obstacle course for kids of all ages. This outdoor activity is perfect for summer play and can be adapted to suit your children’s interests and abilities!    Active Learning Obstacle Course Benefits of the Active Learning Obstacle Course Mornings […]

Free Printable Scavenger Hunt for Kids: Go on a Color Walk

Print out this free scavenger hunt for kids and head outside on a color walk! Children love trying to find things in nature to represent each color on their list, and it’s such a great way to explore the outdoors together. Be sure to follow our Free Printables Pinterest board!   Outdoor Scavenger Hunts The kids […]

9 Pretend Play Ideas Inspired by Nature

Kids love imaginative play and always seem to be naturally drawn to it. With the weather warming up, why not encourage some outdoor fun with these 9 pretend play ideas inspired by nature!  Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board?   Last week’s outdoor play & learning themed Discover & Explore linky […]

Exploring the Pond: Simple Activities for Pond Play {Guest Post}

I am so excited to have Kerri from Joys of the Journey guest posting at Buggy and Buddy today! She’ll be sharing some easy and fun ways to make a trip to the pond an absolutely wonderful learning experience for children. I just love the homemade items she created to help encourage all kinds of sensory exploration and […]

Math Game for Kids: Fishing for Numbers

Here’s a fun fishing math game for kids- perfect for practicing number recognition, number sequencing, comparing numbers, and addition! This would also be a great educational game to play outside on a hot, sunny day! Follow our Math for Kids Pinterest board!   Recently we made this fishing math game to play outside in our water […]

8 Simple Ways for Children to Create with Natural Materials

Kids love creating with natural materials! Here’s a mini roundup of ways we’ve created with nature here on Buggy and Buddy. Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board?   It’s so important to involve nature in our daily play and creating. Encouraging children to explore our natural resources is such a wonderful opportunity to […]

Our Fairy Garden

Here’s how to make a simple fairy garden using a planter and a small garden bed. Such a fun way to combine the outdoors with imaginative play! Follow our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board!   This post contains affiliate links.   How to Make a Fairy Garden Although we started a bit later than […]