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What are some good outdoor activities for preschoolers?

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Good outdoor activities for preschoolers are those that help them develop various skills, such as motor and observation skills, and aid their physical growth and well-being. Make sure to watch the children at all times to ensure a safe environment for play.

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You can paint sheets with the children. You'll need some spray bottles, water, liquid tempera paint and an old sheet. Simply fill a spray bottle with half water and half tempera paint. Hang a sheet on a fence or a tree and have the children paint it with their spray bottles. This activity requires the children to use fine motor and color recognition skills. It is also a creatively challenging activity.

Taking the children to a petting zoo is another good outdoor activity. It not only catches their interest but also helps children understand and bond with animals. If there is no petting zoo available in the area, see if a pet store is willing to help.

Whether it's planting trees or cleaning up the environment, volunteer activities that are done outdoors help kids develop into socially conscious individuals. Do research to find volunteer organizations in the area, and take the children there. Some organizations might require booking in advance.

Or, you can simply walk around. Make sure you let the children decide the route. If it's a large group of children, consider painting arrows on cards and handing out the cards to them. The children can then raise the cards to pick directions while you lead the group accordingly.

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