Yes, it’s cold outside, but that can lead to some amazing fun. Research shows it is healthy to get outside and get some fresh air. It’s actually unhealthy to stay inside all day where viruses can be spread easily. With the right clothing, getting outside can support immune systems, creative play, encourage collaboration, and prompt some really great science discussions. Check out these photos to see some fun in the cold!
Illinois Early Learning Standards:
12.C Explore the physical properties of objects.
- 12.C.ECa Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
- 12.C.ECb Experiment with changes in matter when combined with other substances.
12.F Explore changes related to the weather and seasons.
- 12.F.ECa Observe and discuss changes in weather and seasons using common vocabulary.
Wondering what to do when the temperature drops to keep the children busy and motivated with outdoor play? This resource from Natural Learning Initiatives and North Carolina State University has many ideas for how to keep children engaged in outdoor play during the winter months.