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Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our play-based learning curriculum adapts to all the different skills that kids are developing and practicing. We’re combining the fun of play with the broad range of skills that are important for children to start developing at a young age.

We believe in the importance of developing social and emotional skills while playing and learning. Our outdoor activities promote communication and teamwork, allowing kids to figure how to work together. Play is largely a social experience, and pushes kids to explore their emotional skills, such as understanding empathy and self-reliance. We want them to believe they can and will figure things out, while developing their own sense of self.

175 Results

Fall Wishes

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Orangutan Picnic

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Make Sun S'mores

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Play Like Elephants

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Forest Putty Camping Treats

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Campfire Recipes

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Discover the Night Sky

Age: to
Time: Under 1 hour

Follow Your Nose

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Paint the Stars

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Play Like Fireflies

Age: to
Time: 1 hour+

Bird Song

Age: to
Time: Under 1 hour

Critter Hunt

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Family Jam Session

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make Your Own Musical Instruments

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Play Like Spiders

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Creature Play

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Design an Obstacle Course

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Magpie Scavenger Hunt

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

A Home for Tiny Friends

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Brew Sun Tea

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Summer Outdoor Games

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Make and Play Snakes

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Map My Outdoor Space

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Host a Silly Olympics

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Trip to Mars

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Teddy Bear Picnic

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Butterfly Art

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make Your Mark

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make a Rain Gauge

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Build a Water Run

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Octopus Garden

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Car Wash

Age: 0 to 5
Time: 1 hour+

Frozen Treasure Play

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Mud Art

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Pigs in the Mud

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Cooking in the Mud Kitchen

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Cut out Plastic

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Camp Out (or in)!

Age: to
Time: 1 hour+

Build A "Fire"

Age: to
Time: Under 1 hour

Go Fish!

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Nature Treasure Box

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Celebrate Dad and Summer Solstice

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Animal Dance Party

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Take a Family Hike (and Enjoy!)

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Take a Welcome Walk!

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Shapes of Joy

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

What If...

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Mud Families

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Pretend Camp-Out

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Be a Bee

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Bridge of Flowers

Age: to
Time: 1 hour+

Spreading Kindness

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Celebrate Cycling with Kids

Age: to
Time: Under 1 hour

A Snack for Travelers

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Juna's Jar

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Adventure with Forest Friends

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make a Forest Friend

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Water Fountain for Bees

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Water Park for Turtle

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Frida's Flowers

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Earth Day, 2021

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Pick Plants for Pollinators

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Pack a Family Picnic

Age: 0 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Add Scraps to Boost Soil

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Pea Plant Hideout

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Save the Dandelions (and the Bees!)

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

One Bag of Trash

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Dye Eggs the Natural Way

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Get Silly Day

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make Giant Bubbles

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make Sun Catchers

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Search for Signs of Spring!

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

DIY "Binoculars"

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Great Bird Count with Kiddos

Age: to
Time: 1 hour+

Dolphin Play

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Play With Spirals

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Pumpkin Lanterns

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Make Pumpkin Boats

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Pumpkin Seed Exploration

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Take a Listening Walk

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Squiggle Magic!

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Let's Chalk it Out

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Paint the Winter Sky

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Ice Gems

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Orange you Glad We Made This Feeder?

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Coming In Is Part of Being #OutdoorsAll4

Age: 0 to 5
Time: 1 hour+

A Wish Tree for Me

Age: 0 to 5
Time: 1 hour+

Time Out for Tea

Age: 0 to 5
Time: 1 hour+

Free from the Freeze!

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

My Friend, the Tree

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Build a Tree of Thanks

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

A Winter Howling

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Pulley Play

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Parts and Wholes

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Happy Birthday, Earth!

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Clouds, Rain...and Meatballs?

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Take the Moon for a Walk

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Catching Colors

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Fall Feast

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Thank You, Parks

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Halloween Brew

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Bubbles!

Age: 0 to 8
Time: <30 min

Tiny Friends

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Go Barefoot!

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Leave a May Day Surprise

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Balancing Gnomes

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

A Nest for Explorers

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Outsmart a Leprechaun

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Husky Haul

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Keep on Truckin'

Age: 0 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Celebrate Winter Solstice

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Cozy Hideaway

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Sheet Sensation

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Not a Sheet

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Make Paper

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Build A Wall

Age: 3 to 8
Time: 1 hour+

Eggheads

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Frozen Treasure

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Build a Snow House

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Pine Cone Feeders

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Celebrate Color

Age: 0 to 8
Time: 1 hour+

What Floats Your Boat

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Forest Putty

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Glimpse a Robin's World

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

A Twist on the Squiggle

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Petal Potions

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Hide and Seek Series

Age: 0 to 2
Time: <30 min

Magic Carpet Ride

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Tweeze and Thank You

Age: 3 to 8
Time: <30 min

Catch the Wind

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Nature Curtain

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Friends in Low Places

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Winter Wondermobiles

Age: 0 to 5
Time: 1 hour+

Design a Nature Display

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Planting seeds

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Make a Bindle

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Compass in Their Heads

Age: 3 to 8
Time: <30 min

Hide and Seek - Explorers

Age: 3 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Hide and Seek - Big Tinkers

Age: 6 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Spreading Smiles

Age: 3 to 8
Time: <30 min

Winter Scavenger hunt

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

What Shadows Can Do

Age: 3 to 8
Time: <30 min

Climb a Tree

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Going on a Bear Hike

Age: 0 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Color Square Game

Age: 3 to 5
Time: <30 min

Camo Hunt

Age: 3 to 8
Time: <30 min

Hide and Sound

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Mystery Trail Walk

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Mud Play

Age: 0 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Make Music Like Wee Wild Things

Age: 0 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Host Your Own Egg Roll

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Celebrate a Green Space

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Nature Fans

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

I Spy with My Little iPhone

Age: 3 to 8
Time: <30 min

Make Music Like Wild Things

Age: 6 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Paint the Fence (or Log)

Age: 0 to 5
Time: Under 1 hour

Stack Stone Towers

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Egg Carton Treasure Box

Age: 0 to 5
Time: <30 min

Faces for the Trees

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Peek at the Treetops

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: <30 min

Bury Them in Sand

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min

A Hare-y Hideout

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Set Up an Outdoor Kitchen

Age: 0 to 8
Time: 1 hour+

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Age: 3 to 5
Time: <30 min

Dribble Yourselves a Kingdom

Age: 0 to 8
Time: <30 min

The Bucket Challenge

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Follow the Arrows

Age: 3 to 8
Time: 1 hour+

Stone Soup

Age: 0 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

Nature Ornaments

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Lantern Making

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

Redesigning Nature

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: 1 hour+

What to Build…

Age: 3 to 8+
Time: Under 1 hour

Going on a Bell Hunt

Age: 3 to 5
Time: <30 min

Pick Up Sticks

Age: 0 to 2
Time: Under 1 hour

Kings and Queens of Wild Things

Age: 3 to 8
Time: Under 1 hour

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