Backyard exploring – Playgroup

backyard playgroup - CopyExploring the outdoors is a great playgroup activity.

Did you know?

Some outdoor time is great at playgroup for the group to get active, let off steam, go exploring and plan adventures.

Other Development

Running, jumping, climbing, and crawling in outdoor spaces helps children develop coordination, balance, and control. At playgroup, these activities also help children develop spatial awareness and consideration of other children nearby.

Babies can join the rest of playgroup outside for playtime. They love to watch the other children. Watching the leaves and movement of the branches can be soothing.


Provide some big magnifying glasses or make your own binoculars from cardboard tubes to add a new dimension to the outdoor adventure.
Kid Safe has put together a fact sheet on toxic plants and kids, you can view it here.


Always use sun protection when playing outside & supervise around water. Make sure children wash their hands after playing outside.

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. See how backyard exploring can be fun for babiestoddlers and children.


Activities listed under “playgroup” are suitable for groups of children of various ages. They provide opportunities for early learning and social play.

Play ideas

Mud pies

Mud pies

Grow seeds

Grow seeds


Birds nest

Honky Nut Family

Gumnut family