by the SPED Homeschool Team
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It’s the time of year that everyone has been looking forward to – Summer! The days are long; the air is warm, and, for many, it’s the perfect opportunity to be outside and explore the great outdoors.
Our SPED Homeschool team has you covered. Whether you are headed out to your backyard or on an extended road trip, we know every outdoor adventure needs delicious food, fun games, and great reading. We also know that so many of our exceptional learners love to be outdoors, and there are plenty of hands-on learning ideas for them.
FIRST, let your students help you pick delicious – and mostly good-for-you – snacks. Bonus, most kids can assist with prepping any of these! Measuring, mixing, spreading, and stirring are great ways to start kids helping in the kitchen!
Cabbage Salad Recipe Kids Can Make from Kids Cook Real Food
Chocolate Pistachio Healthy Vegan Snack Bars (Gluten Free) from Beaming Baker
Ants on a Log from Healthy Little Foodies
Summer Infused Water for Kids from Baby Foode
Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies by Texanerin
Sandwiches on a Stick by foodlets
Taco Pinwheels by Dinner at the Zoo
Fruit and Cheese Kabobs by Parents.com
Chia Seed Protein Bites by Taste of Home
Mini Deep Dish Pizzas from Two Healthy Kitchens
Salad in a Jar by Hello Wonderful
Pesto Pasta Salad by Raddish Kids
No Bake Cookies by All Recipes
NEXT, get your big kids and little kids moving and playing with these large motor activities by using one of the linked products or creating your own version at home.
Have a Ribbon Ninja tournament
THEN, slow down and take a closer look at nature. Or unleash your child’s creativity, all while developing fine motor skills by using one of these linked products or your own items from home.
Try learning the Forest School way
LAST, it’s time to hit the road! Tune in to these wonderful audiobooks or one of your family favorites from your own collection or your local library while driving or soaking up the sun!
Want even more? These homeschool-friendly curriculum options and tips from the following SPED Homeschool partners for even more ideas for learning and enjoying the great outdoors.
Science Camp Science Pack from A Reason For
Taking Math Outside Curriculum Guide from Wild Math
Tips from Outdoor Learning Enthusiasts from Learning After School