Read a While
Let children choose a favorite book and take it out on the playground. Find a shady spot and enjoy reading independently or with a friend.
You will need several empty cardboard containers or boxes. Turn the containers upside down and cut an arch out of the bottom similar to a mouse hole. Set the containers up on the grass and let the children practice hitting golf balls in the holes.
*You can also make a golf course with hula hoops.
*Use small brooms and tennis balls instead of golf clubs.
Give children rulers and let them measure objects on the playground. “Can you find something 2” long? Can you find something smaller than an inch? What’s longer than 5”? How can you measure the slide?”