#MythBuster: Rainy day play and learning

We know that the Great British Weather can be a deterrent for taking pupils outdoors. “The weather is too bad” or “it’s far too rainy” can be go-to reasons to stop rainy day play, keeping lessons and playtime indoors.

But, given the right gear, there is nothing like the freedom of splashing around in puddles!

By simply re-thinking our approach to weather, we can offer exciting, stimulating activities that are not stifled by the weather, but enhanced by it. Mud pies, nature paintings and rain gauges are just some of the ways we can connect children with nature. The options are endless!

Need more inspiration? Check out these rainy day play and learning ideas from Rain or Shine Mamma and My Kids’ Adventures. Would you add any ideas to their lists?

Don’t forget to download and share our rainy day #MythBuster. Together we can make 1 November’s Outdoor Classroom Day the biggest one yet!

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If you would like children to spend more time outdoors, sign up your class or whole school to Outdoor Classroom Day, and share your day’s activities on social media using #OutdoorClassroomDay

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Thanks for joining the movement we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂 Check out the resources tabs for ideas for the day – and to make learning and play part of every day!

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Thanks for joining the movement we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂 Check out the resources tabs for ideas for the day – and to make learning and play part of every day!

Thank you for supporting Outdoor Classroom Day!

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