Early Years
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Lots of fun and learning in the garden! Activities for your youngsters to explore, play, dance and learn! for you with lots of different activities to keep everyone busy and stimulated.

All curriculum plans are marked with Learning Areas, Aistear themes and Montessori Areas to help you organise and demonstrate compliance with Aistear and Solta frameworks.


In the Garden

Get Gardening

Loose Parts

Mud Kitchen

Puddle Play

Did You Know

Stick Play

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter

Mark Making Outside

Space to Shake

Watering Cans

Milk Carton Bird Feeders

Shoe Box Garden

Fruit Tasting

Ladybird Hunt

Jelly Worms

Explore Your Garden

Bumble Bee

How Plants Grow

Grow Watercress

Garden Chill Out

Garden Changing Area

Coccoon Suprise

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)