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Mathematics in the early years should be a fun and exciting time where children can explore, actively learn and critically think.

Supporting Mathematics outdoors in the early years - Early Years Careers

Fairy garden small world tyre for outdoor play in the early years  - by EYchloe

Fairy garden small world tyre for outdoor play in the early years - by EYchloe // Fairy garden African style

Using colour blocks to explore shadow in the Early Years - from Rachel (",)

Using colour blocks to explore shadow in the Early Years

Coloured Pasta Necklace invitation - Playful Learning in the Early Years ≈≈

Coloured Pasta Necklace invitation - Playful Learning in the Early Years.

Using colour blocks to explore shadow in the Early Years.

Using colour blocks to explore shadow in the Early Years

A set of free maths printables to use with children in the early years from Rachel (",)

Maths Printables

A set of free maths printables - number roads to use with children in the early years from Rachel (",)

Stones & Water

Stones & Water

The simplicity of this loose parts activity is appealing to me. The child-sized rocks makes for straightforward play. Painting with water has the potential to encourage exploration of the properties of water.

Matching letters with the base to make words. Great for phonics!

An interactive activity which involves students choose individual blocks with single letters on to build a word which is spelt out on a singular block. Great for practising phonics with younger pupils.

outdoor play, early years - lovely way to display learning

outdoor play, early years - lovely way to display learning - currently use this as my open ended play for the garden display board.

Hanging baskets under the tuff spot for storage of loose parts.

Hanging baskets for loose parts storage, what a lovely way to add to the aesthetic of the outdoor classroom.