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 year on the school playground!
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The playground can provide all kinds of opportunities for learning through play. From exploring physics with the slide to creating masterpieces on a tire swing, there’s all kinds of possibilities for children to explore science and art right outside!
Science, Math, and Art at the Playground
Exploring Ramps and Friction on the Slide from Buggy and Buddy
Finding Shapes on the Playground from Buggy and Buddy
Slide Drawing from Tinkerlab
Tire Swing Pendulum Painting from Housing a Forest
Why do We Get Dizzy on the Round About? from Red Ted Art for Science Sparks
Exploring Pendulums with a Swing from STEM Activities for Kids
Egg Rolling Experiment from Science Sparks
Exploring Ice Cubes on a Slide from Mom Inspired Life
Playground Marble Run from Babble Dabble Do
Be sure to check out STEAM Kids book and ebook for even more creative STEM and STEAM ideas!