Available year-round, our outdoor activities for young children let them experience play-based learning. Tinkergarten’s learning activities integrate play-based learning with the outdoors, no matter how much time you have to spend outside. With activities ranging from under 30 minutes to over an hour, pick and choose which fun activities fit your time and attentional needs. At Tinkergarten, we want our outdoor activities to integrate themselves smoothly into your lives.

Looking for a small activity to fit into a busier day? No worries, our shorter outdoor activities still get your kids playing and learning outside. Go for a quick walk outdoors, and use a digital camera for a high tech version of I Spy. Or watch as a simple mirror turns the world on its head (quite literally) with a slow walk under the treetops.

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Take the Moon for a Walk

0 to 8+ <30 min

Catching Colors

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Fall Feast

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

We Love Our Parks

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Halloween Brew

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Bubbles!

0 to 8 <30 min

Tiny Friends

0 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Bare your Soles

0 to 8+ <30 min

Give a May Basket

0 to 8+ <30 min

Balancing Gnomes

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

A Nest for Explorers

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Outsmart a Leprechaun

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Keep on Truckin'

0 to 5 Under 1 hour

Celebrate Winter Solstice

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

Secret Hideaway

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

Sheet Sensation

0 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Not a Sheet

0 to 8+ <30 min

Renewable Art

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

The Great Wall

3 to 8 1 hour+

Eggheads

3 to 8+ 1 hour+

Frozen Treasure

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Build a Snow House

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

For the Birds

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Un-Recipe for Paint

0 to 8 1 hour+

What Floats Your Boat

3 to 8 Under 1 hour

Rebranding Play Dough

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Glimpse a Robin's World

6 to 8+ 1 hour+

A Twist on the Squiggle

3 to 8 Under 1 hour

Magic Petal Potions

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Hide and Seek - wee ones

0 to 2 <30 min

Magic Carpet Ride

3 to 8 Under 1 hour

Tweeze and Thank You

3 to 8 <30 min

Hunt the wind

0 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Nature Curtain

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

Friends in Low Places

0 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Ice Mobiles

0 to 5 1 hour+

Design a Nature Display

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Planting seeds

3 to 8+ 1 hour+

Make a Bindle

0 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Compass in Their Heads

3 to 8 <30 min

Hide and Seek - Explorers

3 to 5 Under 1 hour

Hide and Seek - Big Tinkers

6 to 8+ 1 hour+

Spreading Smiles

3 to 8 <30 min

Winter scavenger hunt

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

What Shadows Can Do

3 to 8 <30 min

Climb a Tree

3 to 8+ <30 min

Going on a Bear Hunt

0 to 5 Under 1 hour

Color Square Game

3 to 5 <30 min

Camo Hunt

3 to 8 <30 min

Hide and Sound

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Mystery Trail Walk

3 to 8 Under 1 hour

Making mud

0 to 5 Under 1 hour

Make Music Like Wee Wild Things

0 to 5 Under 1 hour

Host your own egg roll

0 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Celebrate a green space

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

Nature Fans

3 to 8+ <30 min

I Spy with my little iPhone

3 to 8 <30 min

Make Music Like Wild Things

6 to 8+ 1 hour+

Paint the Fence (or Log)

0 to 5 Under 1 hour

Stack Stone Towers

3 to 8+ <30 min

Egg Carton Treasure Box

0 to 5 <30 min

Faces for the Trees

3 to 8+ 1 hour+

Peek at the Treetops

3 to 8+ <30 min

Bury Them in Sand

0 to 8+ <30 min

A Hare-y Hideout

3 to 8+ 1 hour+

Build an Outdoor Kitchen

0 to 8 1 hour+

Scavenger Hunt, ages 3 to 4

3 to 5 <30 min

Dribble Yourselves a Kingdom

3 to 8 <30 min

Scavenger Hunt, ages 5 to 7

3 to 8 Under 1 hour

The Bucket Challenge

3 to 8 Under 1 hour

Scavenger Hunt, ages 8+

8 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Follow the Arrows

3 to 8 1 hour+

Stone Soup

0 to 8 Under 1 hour

Nature Ornaments

3 to 8+ 1 hour+

Let There Be Light

3 to 8+ 1 hour+

Redesigning Nature

0 to 8+ 1 hour+

What to Build…

3 to 8+ Under 1 hour

Going on a Bell Hunt

3 to 5 <30 min

Pick Up Sticks

0 to 2 Under 1 hour

Kings and Queens of Wild Things

3 to 8 Under 1 hour
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